Cyrus Chestnut, SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 20-26, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Quartet, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Eric Comstock & Jon Burr, and more. Scroll down for details!

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

February 20 (Monday) at 7:00PM

ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella

With Special Guests Lesli Margherita & Michael Xavier

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella will return to the Birdland stage with the ninth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella." Frank's special guests are Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard). The event will be taped in front of a live audience on Monday, February 20 at 7pm.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 20 (Monday) at 9:30PM

Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars, backed by Steve Doyle on bass, Billy Stritch on piano and Daniel Glass on drums, hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

February 21-25 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11:00PM

Cyrus Chestnut Quartet with Steve Nelson, Buster Williams, Lenny White

The New York Daily News heralded pianist Cyrus Chestnut as the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner. The Baltimore native, "a highly intelligent improviser with one of the surest senses of swing in jazz," (New York Times) grew up in a home filled with the sounds of gospel music along with jazz records by Thelonious Monk and Jimmy Smith. He continues to tour with his trio, playing at jazz festivals, clubs, and concert halls around the world.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

February 22 (Wednesday) at 5:30PM

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 23 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

The Empathia Jazz Duo with Mafalda Minozzi and Paul Ricci

After many years on Italian stages and TV followed by a lasting career in Brazil that includes numerous CD`s and tours in major cities and theaters, singer Mafalda Minnozzi can fully exploit her versatile voiceand draw from her many collaborations with, among others, MiltonNascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, and Martinho Da Vila. The duo will be presenting their second CD ""Inside" (2016) recorded and produced by noted Grammy winner Jeff Jones in a rare New York appearance.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

February 24 (Friday) at 5:15PM

The Birdland Big Band

With Guest Conductor Rob Middleton

Founded by drummer and musical director Tommy Igoe, the Birdland Big Band features the finest musicians in New York! Celebrating 10 years at the club, the BBB roars into action every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!"

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 25 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Eric Comstock & Jon Burr

Hailed as "a dispenser of cabaret caviar" by Stephen Holden in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with bassist Jon Burr for songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. Jon Burr has performed and recorded with Chet Baker, Stephane Grappelli and Tony Bennett. Praised as "a technical master" by revered critic Leonard Feather (Los Angeles Times), Jon is also a fine composer and arranger. Join them at Birdland for a party where the music and the stories are equally great. Escape the February chill with Eric, Jon, and hot tunes at Birdland!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 26 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Carrie Jackson & All Stars

Carrie Jackson is a vocalist who rekindles thoughts of America's great jazz history, attributes her vocal style of singing to her mentors, the Great Ladies of Jazz, Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Carmen Mc Rae. She has taken all of her mentors and made them a part of her and brings new horizons to this classical art form called Jazz, the truth is that she has a bit of all of them and more that is uniquely her own style. She maintains a uniqueness that is totally her own and proudly carries the jazz banner. She is a vocalist and performer who spreads, shares her joy and well-honed expertise on the stage. Carrie with her multifaceted singing style she can harmonize swing, scat, swing standards with sweet soul, wail the blues, ballads, or Gospel, all complimented by her engaging stage presence and graceful moves.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 26 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

Purchase tickets at For more information and reservations call 212-581-3080. Ticket prices will vary by performer. At the tables, there is a $20 food/drink minimum per person in addition to the music charge. At the bar, the music charge will include one complimentary drink with no additional minimum.

Named for alto saxophonist and jazz pioneer Charlie "Bird" Parker who dubbed it "The Jazz Corner of the World," Birdland opened on December 15th 1949. For 60 years it has been home to jazz legends, from Parker, John Coltrane Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Diana Krall and everyone in between. The original 52nd street location was a cultural barometer and meeting place, inspiring the songs "Birdland" and "Lullaby of Birdland," and serving as a regular haunt for celebrities and cultural figures. The modern incarnation is a state of the art nightclub featuring award winning Southern and Cajun cuisine, first rate sound and lighting and a who's who of contemporary musical artists, 7 nights a week.

Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10036. Students (with current ID) & Broadway Theatre-Goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance): 50% off music charge at 11PM shows only. Birdland serves American Fare with a Cajun Flair nightly from 5PM until Midnight and until 1AM on Friday and Saturdays. Parking is available across the street at 332 West 44th Street. Concert Grand Piano By: Yamaha.

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