Freddy Cole, Jim Caruso's Cast Party Tony Celebration & More Set for Birdland, 6/2-8

Freddy Cole, Jim Caruso's Cast Party Tony Celebration & More Set for Birdland, 6/2-8

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 2 - June 8, featuring Freddy Cole, Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Special Tony Award Season Celebration, Rob Silverman Quartet, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more!

June 2 (Monday) at 7:00PM
Jane Monheit

Teaming up for a third time with a dynamic band and vocal accompanists, gifted jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will sing an upbeat portfolio of Irving Berlin classics to new arrangements by bassist Mary Ann McSweeney. After two successful gigs performing the swinging version of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" this is just another opportunity to delve into the amazing compositions of Irving Berlin with a twist. Monheit's stellar backup band for the evening will be Mary Ann McSweeney (bassist, arranger), Jim Ridl (pianist),and Alvester Garnett (drums).
All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

June 2 (Monday) at 9:30PM
Jim Caruso's Cast Party
With Special Tony Award Season Celebration

Jim Caruso's Cast Party will be hosting a special celebration in honor of the 2014 Tony Awards. Come hear your favorite Tony nominees sing their beloved tunes along with Cast Party's fabulous regulars. 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

June 3 - 7 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8:30 & 11PM
Freddy Cole Quartet

The New York Times calls Freddy Cole, "the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." People Magazine praises his "gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat "King" Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother. While there are certain unmistakable similarities -- he plays piano, sings and performs live with a guitarist and bassist -- many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Cole's annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American standards.
All seats $40, $10 food/drink minimum

June 4 (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

June 5 (Thursday) at 6:00PM
Rob Silverman Quartet

Pianist, trumpeter, and composer Robert Silverman has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene since 1985. After playing with Albert King, Jimmy Heath, George Russell, Cecil McBee, and the Ron Levy Bluesman band, he went on to form his own ensemble featuring original compositions, the blues, and standards. Silverman has been featured in New York on NBC TV, WKCR, WBAI, and WNYC Radio's Around New York. He is the recipient of two Meet the Composer grants and has written music for Thomas Stacy, principal English Horn of the New York Philharmonic.
All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

June 6 (Friday) at 5:00PM
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

June 7 (Saturday) at 5:00PM

A Benefit Concert for ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS
All seats $15-50

June 8 (Sunday) at 6:00PM
The Birdland Jazz Party featuring Duchess

Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics! This week they will be joined by Duchess, a classic vocal trio, inspired by the Boswell Sisters.
All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

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