Frank DiLella & Jonathan Groff, Stacey Sullivan and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for January 11-24, 2016, including Stacy Sullivan, Merman's Apprentice, Stacey Kent, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, and more. Scroll down for details!


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

January 11 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella

With Special Guest Jonathan Groff

"Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella" is a regular theater-based live talk show featuring Broadway movers-and-shakers, impromptu musical performances, audience interaction, and a cocktail or two! Musical director for the show will be performer and composer Randy Redd. The show will be filmed and aired on Time Warner Cable's On Demand System. Hamilton star, Jonathan Groff, will be Frank's special guest on January 11.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 11, 18 (Mondays) 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

January 12-16 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11:00PM

Stacy Sullivan "It's A Good Day: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee"

Acclaimed recording artist Stacy Sullivan pays tribute to the extraordinary music of singer, composer, and actress Miss Peggy Lee in "It's a Good Day." Fresh with courageous takes on Lee's famous canon, including "Fever," "Lover," "Johnny Guitar," "I Love Being Here With You," "Where Did They Go," and "He's a Tramp," Sullivan joins forces with Jon Weber, Steve Doyle, and Troy Fannin to evoke Lee, while continuing to apply their own stamp to each and every song.

All seats $40, $10 food/drink minimum

January 13, 20 (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 $25, $10 food/drink minimum

January 14 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Oran Etkin "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman"

Acclaimed bandleader, composer, clarinetist, Oran Etkin, salutes Benny Goodman and the launch of the swing era on "What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman" featuring Sullivan Fortner (piano), Byron Carrott (vibes), Alvester Garnett (drums) and Charenee Wade (vocals).

All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

January 15, 22 (Fridays) 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 tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

January 16 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Jane Monheit "The Songbook Sessions: The Music of Ella Fitzgerald"

Jane Monheit has been a leading light and a wonderful role model since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside many illustrious artists who have easily recognized her talent and commitment to hard work. She currently is building a show and a recording of the music of one of the grand stars of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. The show is entitled "Jane Monheit Sings Ella Fitzgerald-The Songbook Sessions." She speaks of Ella with reverence and says: "When I was growing up, listening to music and singing along with records was the greatest joy of my life. Above all, beyond any other artist, I loved and revered Ella."

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 17 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Karrin Allyson

After a jam-packed career with Concord Jazz (thirteen albums and four Grammy nominations) and a recent self-produced holiday album, "Yuletide Hideaway," that won four stars from Downbeat, vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson released "Many a New Day, Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein." It's her debut for the Motema label and a return to her musical past.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

January 17, 24 (Sundays) 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

January 18 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Merman's Apprentice

Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Her recent CD release "Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live," marked the 50th career anniversary of the Brazilian songwriter, arranger, and performer Marcos Valle. Stacey's previous Brazilian-flavored CD, "The Changing Lights," (EMI) a follow-up to "Dreamer In Concert," (her first ever live album) the Grammy nominated, "Breakfast on the Morning Tram," (2007) and all-French, "Raconte-moi," (2009). Stacey's band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has been a central plank in her career.

All seats $50, $10 food/drink minimum

January 19-23 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30 & 11:00PM

Stacey Kent

Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Her recent CD release "Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live," marked the 50th career anniversary of the Brazilian songwriter, arranger, and performer Marcos Valle. Stacey's previous Brazilian-flavored CD, "The Changing Lights," (EMI) a follow-up to "Dreamer In Concert," (her first ever live album) the Grammy nominated, "Breakfast on the Morning Tram," (2007) and all-French, "Raconte-moi," (2009). Stacey's band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has been a central plank in her career.

All seats $50, $10 food/drink minimum

January 21 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Eva Cortes

Join Eva Cortés as she performs selections from "In Bloom, Jazz One Night with Eva Cortes" (2012), "Back to the Source" (2011), "El Mar de Mi Vida" (2010), "Coma Agua Entre Los Dedos" (2009) and "Sola Contigo" (2007).

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

January 23 (Saturdays) 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 tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 24 (Sundays) at 6:00PM

Birdland Jazz Party

Hosted by Carole Bufford

Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics featuring jazz vocalist Carole J. Bufford! Carole J. Bufford has become one of the most sought after young performers in the New York cabaret & jazz scene. Her recent shows, "Speak Easy" and "Body & Soul" earned her rave reviews across the board, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has traveled all over the US and recently made her London debut to great critical acclaim.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum


Purchase tickets at www.BirdlandJazz.com, and 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.

Visit www.BirdlandJazz.com or follow BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB on Twitter: @birdlandjazz, Facebook, Instagram, and on Pinterest.



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