David Marino, Finalist On Canada's THE VOICE, to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club

The performance will take place on March 4th.

By: Feb. 07, 2024
David Marino, Finalist On Canada's THE VOICE, to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the debut of rising young Canadian jazz vocalist David Marino – finalist on Canada's edition of TV “The Voice” – on Monday, March 4 at 7:00 PM. Marino will treat the Birdland audience to a mesmerizing and eclectic journey of jazzy renditions of everything from the Great American Songbook to beloved pop songs. As a polyglot, Marino is also sure to sprinkle in some multilingual classics, from Italian hits to the great French songs of Michel Legrand and Charles Aznavour. Marino is joined by Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch on piano, Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums. There is a $25-35 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.

David Marino is taking the jazz world by storm with his undeniable charm, exceptional range and natural ability to connect with fans of all ages. Since winning acclaim as a finalist on Canada's version of “The Voice” on TV, the 24 year-old Montreal native has performed across Canada at prestigious venues like Place Des Arts and is quickly being booked at venues across the Unites States as well. Marino has been called the best of Tony Bennett, the Rat Pack and Andrea Bocelli all rolled into one amazing voice. Comparable to the best crooners past and present, he has been widely praised for his unique ability to bring out the subtle nuances of song lyrics, making each lyric sparkle. Marino is recording his debut album and is currently booking dates for his first U.S. west coast tour in the spring of 2024.

As a proud advocate for mental health causes, Marino has also organized multiple big band shows, raising over $50,000 for mental health services at the Jewish General Hospital in his hometown of Montreal.

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present David Marino on Monday, March 4 at 7:00 PM. There is a $25-35 music charge and a $20 food and beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) in Manhattan. For reservations, please call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com

 

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BIRDLAND THEATER AND BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB

Every Monday at 9:30 PM – Birdland Jazz Club

Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Jim Caruso's Cast Party,” a New York institution for two decades, is a wildly popular weekly open mic night/variety show that has brought a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to Birdland since 2003. Called “show-business heaven” by The New York Times and “the gold-standard of open mic nights” by The Wall Street Journal, “Cast Party” presents a potent mix of Broadway stars, jazz swingers and cabaret legends, in addition to new faces and rising talent from every genre. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair, while musical genius Billy Stritch (Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett) holds court at the ivories and leads the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra (Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums). Eric Adams, the Mayor of the City of New York, recently proclaimed, “Whereas, I am enormously proud to lead a city renowned as a global capital of the arts, ‘Jim Caruso's Cast Party' has enriched our dynamic cultural landscape since 2003, and on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, I am pleased to recognize the weekly show's tremendous contributions to our performing arts and nightlife sectors.”

$30 + $20 food/drink minimum

Every Tuesday at 8:30 PM – Birdland Theater

The Lineup with Susie Mosher

“The Lineup with Susie Mosher” is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes, ranging from today's hottest headliners to the best up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. Mosher – the noted actress and singer from Broadway and beyond, called “one of those talents you need to see to believe” by Time Out New York – hosts the spontaneous extravaganza every Tuesday, and each Lineup is unique and promises to deliver an unforgettable night of quintessential New York City entertainment.

$20 + $20 food/drink minimum

February 13, 20, 27 (Tuesdays) 5:30 PM - Birdland Jazz Club

Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano – “The Songbook: From Sinatra to Sondheim to Sting”

Hailed as “the truest heir to Bobby Short” in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit Our Sinatra (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great. Sean Smith has been an integral part of the international jazz scene for over 25 years, and has performed with Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, Benny Carter, Art Farmer, Flip Phillips, Clark Terry and many others. Barbara Fasano has been praised as “a gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor's intensity in whatever she sings” by The New York Post and “a lyrically sensitive interpreter” by The New York Times. Her latest album Busy Being Free is the recipient of the MAC Award for “Major Recording of the Year.”     

February 12 (Monday) 7:00 PM – Birdland Jazz Club

Julie Benko with Euphonic Gumbo

Julie Benko – direct from Broadway's Funny Girl and Harmony – and her band Euphonic Gumbo will celebrate Mardi Gras with six instrumentalists, including her jazz-pianist spouse Jason Yeager, in addition to Michael O'Brien on bass, Jay Sawyer on drums, Andy Warren on trumpet, Evan Harris on clarinet, and Rebecca Patterson on trombone. She is joined by her former Funny Girl castmate and tap dancer extraordinaire John Manzari as special guest. Performing in the classic New Orleans jazz style, Julie lets the good times roll with a delightful potpourri of tunes inspired by her love of the Crescent City. Songs include selections from Hand in Hand, Benko and Yeager's recent album from Club44 Records (“Louisiana Fairy Tale,” “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?”), Benko's debut album (“Love for Sale”) and other classics (“Basin St. Blues,” “When the Saints Go Marching In”). Benko joined the annals of theatrical lore for her sensational understudy-to-star trajectory as Fanny Brice in the recent Broadway revival of Funny Girl. She was called the 2022 “Breakout Star for Theater” in The New York Times, named among “10 Broadway Stars to Watch for 2023” by Variety, and hailed by CBS Mornings as “Broadway's breakout star.” She is currently back on Broadway originating the role of Ruth in the Barry Manilow/Bruce Sussman musical Harmony.

$40 tables / $30 bar + $20 food/drink minimum

February 14-18 (Wednesday-Sunday) 5:30 & 8:30 (2/14-15); 7:00 & 9:30 (2/16-18) - Birdland Theater

Melissa Errico – “A Manhattan Valentine”

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$50 tables / $40 bar + $20 food/drink minimum

February 19 (Monday) 7:00 PM – Birdland Jazz Club

Steve Ross – “Moonlight and Love Songs: Steve Ross Sings Romance”

Vocalist and pianist Steve Ross – widely heralded as “The Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” – returns in a new concert to celebrate ballads of love, loss and hope from the Great American Songbook. Expect timeless standards by Jerome Kern, Dietz & Schwartz, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter. Also included will be modern classics by Barry Manilow, Leonard Cohen and Billy Joel. Ross has been a fixture of the cabaret community in Manhattan for over forty years. In 1981 he re-opened the legendary Oak Room at Manhattan's famed Hotel Algonquin where he held forth for over 15 years. He has appeared on Broadway in Noël Coward's Present Laughter and off-Broadway in his Fred Astaire tribute I Won't Dance. Internationally, he has performed in London, Paris, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Melbourne and Sydney as well as cabarets and theatres across America and on the high seas. He hosted a live cabaret series for BBC Television, and back in America was host of New York Cabaret Nights, a series for National Public Radio.

$40 tables / $30 bar + $20 food/drink minimum

February 26 (Monday) 7:00 PM – Birdland Jazz Club

Natalie Douglas – “Back to the Garden” Album Release Concert

Thirteen-time MAC Award, two-time Backstage Bistro Award and Nightlife Award Winner Natalie Douglas returns to Birdland to premiere a new show celebrating the release of her latest album, Back to the Garden on Club44 Records. Natalie and her band will bring to life songs from the CD, including her first single, “Trust in Me,”plus “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “You'll Never Know,” “Begin the Beguine,” “Woodstock,” and more. The concert will include the first live performance of the new anthem written for Natalie by the award-winning team of Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey, “Love Is the Power That Heals Me.” Natalie Douglas has been called “a true force of nature” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK). She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Cafe Carlyle, The Town Hall, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Pheasantry in London, and at her NYC home club, Birdland where her award-winning “Tributes” monthly residency (Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Nat “King” Cole, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand and more) ran from 2017 through 2020. Natalie has released three albums, including the MAC Award-winning Human Heart.

$35 tables / $25 bar seating + $20 food/drink minimum

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Bryan Eng Sextet

Bryan Eng, multi-faceted Broadway actor and acclaimed jazz pianist and singer, is one of the most promising and accomplished entertainers of his generation. After two sold-out Birdland performances, Eng's sextet returns for an all-new show of swinging standards.With a sound and showmanship compared to masters such as Nat King Cole and Harry Connick Jr., Eng's musicality packs a punch of energy that manages to maintain an alluring level of intimacy. His talents as an actor and musician have been featured in movies, TV, and at venues including Broadway, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. Additionally, his ability to compose and arrange music for all styles has led him to musical collaborations with stars such as Heather Headley, Stephen Colbert, The American Pops Orchestra, and more. Eng attended Northwestern University in Chicago. Holding multiple performance residencies and starring at regional theaters, Chicago Now proclaimed, “Bryan Eng is one of Chicago's bright stars.” While in the Windy City, Eng was invited to join the Broadway cast of Plaza Suite with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. Now a New York star in ascension, Eng recently acted in an episode of “Law & Order” and performs around the city.

$30 tables / $30 bar + $20 food/drink minimum




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