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Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and More Announced as Upcoming at Birdland

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming March 6-12 with the following acts:

March 6 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Karen Mason Celebrates the CD Release of "It's About Time"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Broadway/Cabaret star Karen Mason will celebrate her newest recording, "It's About Time," with a performance. The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 7pm. Twelve-time MAC Award winner Karen Mason will be celebrating her new CD "It's About Time" with songs that include "A House Is Not A Home," "What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and the title cut, "It's About Time," a glorious anthem of love and marriage equality, written by Mason's husband Paul Rolnick. (Rolnick is releasing his own CD of original material, "Shoot For The Moon," the title song of which is an Emmy-nominated song.) Tedd Firth will musical direct the evening.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

March 6 (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

March 7-11 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11:00PM

Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone Duets

If there is a single word that describes a typical Burton/Ozone concert, it would be virtuosity. They improvise on just about any kind of music from traditional jazz and contemporary jazz, to tango and classical themes. Both musicians are stunning performers, always pushing each other to new and greater heights.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

March 8 (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

March 9 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Axel Tosca Laugart

It was a fore gone conclusion, that Pianist, Composer, Producer, Arranger Axel Tosca Laugart, was destine to be a musician. Born in Cuba to Cuban singer/folkloric songwriter Albert Tosca, and world renowned Cuban vocalist Xiomara Laugart, his musical influences were everywhere, and his fate was sealed. HIs debut release as a leader "AXEL TOSCA" is available on ALFI Records.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

March 10 (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

March 11 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Eric Comstock

An acknowledged champion of the Great American Songbook and one of the top performers of classic pop working today, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns home to Birdland with the best of the pop and jazz songwriters from Ellington & Strayhorn and Rodgers & Hart to Paul Simon and Oscar Brown, Jr.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

March 12 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Joe Alterman Trio

Featuring Joe Alterman (piano), Nathaniel Schroeder (bass) and Doug Hirlinger (drums).

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

March 12 (Sunday) 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


Purchase tickets at:

For more information and reservations call 212-581-3080.

Ticket prices will vary by performer.

At the tables, there is a $20 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.

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.

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