James Barbour and More Coming Up at Birdland This December

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 5-11, including Stacey Kent, James Barbour, Tom Lenk, and more. Scroll down for details!


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

December 5 (Monday) at 6:00PM

Tom Lenk in "Lenk Lewk Live!"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is excited to announce the New York debut of "Lenk Lewk Live!," starring actor/comic Tom Lenk. The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, December 5 at 7pm. Since his debut/farewell Broadway performance in Rock of Ages, Tom Lenk has become a "Haff-assed, low price, HI FASHUN icon" and he's bringing his music/comedy/storytelling shenanigans to Birdland.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 5 (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

December 6-10 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 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 new CD release, "Tenderly," is a collaboration with Brazilian music master Robert Menescal and follow-up to "Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live." Stacey's previous Brazilian-flavored CD, "The Changing Lights," (EMI) was a follow-up to "Dreamer In Concert," the Grammy nominated, "Breakfast on the Morning Tram," (2007) and all-French, "Raconte-moi," (2009). Throughout her career, Stacey's band has featured Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed another essential plank in her repertoire.

All tickets $50, $10 food/drink minimum

December 7 (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

December 9 (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

December 10 (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 tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 11 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

James Barbour in "The Holiday Concert"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that the award-winning Broadway star and current "Phantom" in Broadway's Phantom Of The Opera will bring his annual holiday concert to the historic stage on Sunday, December 11 at 6pm. James Barbour's 9th Annual Holiday Concert has become a nationwide sold-out sensation. Premiering in 2008 'The Holiday Concert' has been seen by thousands of people across the country in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and across Florida. Each year, Barbour brings joy and warmth to the holiday season with his booming baritone, wacky sense of humor, and a slew of some of the greatest holiday tunes of all time. This year, his special guest will be the spectacular R&B vocalist Jesse Stevenson.

All tickets $25-40, $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.

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



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