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Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Beg. 11/3

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their line-up of talent for November 3 - November 9, including Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Anita Gillette, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below!

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

Nov 3 (Monday) at 7PM

Broadway & TV Star Anita Gillette in

"After All...and Furthermore"

Broadway and Television star Anita Gillette has won both a Bistro and MAC Award for her show "After All", which she debuted at Birdland and went on to do at Feinstein's, Cape May Stage, London's ST. James Studio, and Metropolitan Room. She has also recently appeared on the acclaimed TV series "Modern Family" and "Blue Blood." She may be best known for playing Mona the Mistress in "Moonstruck", Tina Fey's Mother in "30 ROCK", or Jack Klugman's wife in "Quincy". Gillette has more than 14 Broadway shows to her credit, including Chapter Two (Tony Nomination, LA Drama Critics Award), Cabaret, Carnival, Gypsy, Guys & Dolls, Don't Drink the Water, All American, Jimmy, Showboat, 70 Girls 70 and more. Off Broadway and Regional credits include: The Big Meal, (Lortel Award nomination) Love, Loss & What I Wore, The Seagull, She Loves Me, Shirley Valentine, Bye, Bye Birdie, Juno, The Great Waltz (recorded for RCA), Knickerbocker Holiday (with Burt Lancaster), and much more.

All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

Nov 3 (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 seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

Nov 4-9 (Tuesday-Sunday) at 8:30 & 11:00PM (9PM & 11PM on Sunday)

Air France Presents: Django Reinhardt NY Festival 15th Anniversary

The Wall Street Journal says "It's the best Jazz show in town!" 2014 celebrates 15 years of the Django Reinhardt NY Festival, which has become a one of the largest events at Birdland, and is highly anticipated by the public of NYC. The Festival All-Stars tour the US twice a year at major venues and festivals, such as The Newport Jazz Festival this past August, where Downbeat Magazine wrote "...a standout performance...a crowd favorite and top candidate for the hardest swinging group at the fest." The Django Festival Allstars have been coming to America and played alongside many of the tops in jazz: George Benson, Joe Lovano, Paquito D'Rivera, Anat Cohen, Edmar Castaneda, Frank Wess, Lew Tabakin, Joel Frahm, and so many more. They have performed elite venues, like The Kennedy Center, Disney Hall, The San Francisco Jazz Festival, Caramoor, Newport Jazz Festival to name a few.

All seats $45, $10 food/drink minimum

Nov 5 (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 seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

Nov 7 (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! 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 seats $30, $10 food/drink minimum

Nov 8 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Barbara Carroll

Barbara is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals.

All seats $30, $10 food/drink minimum

Nov 9 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

The Birdland Jazz Party

Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli

Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her unique take on material from the new American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called "a powerhouse of individual expression" by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

Purchase tickets at: www.BirdlandJazz.com. For more information and reservations call 212-581-3080. Ticket prices will vary by performer. At the tables, there is a $10 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.

For more information, visit www.BirdlandJazz.com or follow on Twitter: @birdlandjazz, Facebook, Instagram, and on Pinterest.


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