Karrin Allyson, Nick Ziobro with Michael Feinstein & More Set for Birdland, 5/19-25

Karrin Allyson, Nick Ziobro with Michael Feinstein & More Set for Birdland, 5/19-25

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 19 - 25, featuring Karrin Allyson, Nick Ziobro with Michael Feinstein, Barbara Carroll, and more!

Broadway at Birdland
May 19 (Monday) at 7:00PM
Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas
In Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance

Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas, who sometimes appear opposite each other in the Broadway cast of Wicked as Emerald City's favorite romantic duo: Glinda and Fiyero, present their concert Cheek to Cheek, a fun and flirty evening featuring Broadway love songs. Expect cherished classics from landmark composers: Gershwin to Guettel and everything in between, including songs by some of New York's best new musical theater songwriters. Join us for an enchanted evening of romance on Broadway. Having starred as Glinda "the Good Witch" in the North American Tour of Wicked, Tiffany Haas is currently appearing in the Broadway production as the standby for Glinda. She was previously in the National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone and has guest performed with numerous symphony orchestras and regional theaters across the country. She can be heard as the voice of "Little Miss Muffet" opposite Mickey Rooney in Rainbow Puppets recording of "Toyland." Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, Tiffany is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied opera and musical theater. During her time in Cincinnati she won the title of Miss Ohio and went on to compete in the 2002 Miss America Pageant. Michael McCorry Rose is currently in the Broadway cast of Wicked and has toured nationally and internationally with Wicked, Grease! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Regionally he has performed with The Papermill Playhouse, The Yale Rep, Project Shaw and Primary Stages. Michael has appeared in concert at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 54 Below and a little further from home at the Macau International Music Festival in China, The Adelaide Music Festival in Australia and also in Brazil, Kenya and soon: Turks & Caicos. In Los Angeles, Michael performed in the Ovation Award winning production of Miss Saigon and Carol Burnett's directorial debut of Once Upon A Mattress at his alma mater: U.C.L.A.
All seats $25, $10 food/drink minimum

May 19 (Monday) & June 2 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, Tedd Firth 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

May 20-24 (Tuesday - Saturday) at 8:30 & 11PM
Karrin Allyson

May 2011 marked a milestone for multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson and Concord Jazz - the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album "I Didn't Know About You." THIRTEEN ALBUMS!!! - That's worth shouting about. And that's just what music lovers and critics around the world have been doing - shouting Allyson's name from the rooftops, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out.
All seats $40, food/drink minimum $10

May 21 (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

May 22 (Thursday) at 6:00PM
Nick Ziobro
"A Lot of Livin' To Do" CD Release Celebration
With Special Guest - Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein will join Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, as a special guest for his CD release concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, May 22 at 6:00 PM. The CD's all-star band - led by Tedd Firth and featuring music legend Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet - will also join the concert. Nick's debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do is produced by Michael Feinstein, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist.
All seats $20, food/drink minimum $10

May 23 (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

May 24 (Saturday) at 6:00PM
Barbara Carroll

Her "jazz pianism is the subtlest and most intricate New York has to offer." (New Yorker) Barbara Carroll's inventive piano playing and unique vocal sound transforms any composition into something hip and urbane. In a sixty-year career she has gone from being dubbed "the first girl ever to play bebop piano" by Leonard Feather in 1947, to today being dubbed a "singer who turns song lyrics into personal dramatic monologues." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)
All seats $30, $10 food/drink minimum

May 25 (Sunday) at 6:00PM
The Birdland Jazz Party
Featuring Charles Turner

Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics! This quartet features John Hart (Guitar), Paul Gil (bass), Carmen Intorre (Drums) & Jon Davis (Piano) with special guest Charles Turner!

May 25 (Sunday) at 9:00PM & 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 seats $30, $10 food/drink minimum

Purchase tickets at: www.BirdlandJazz.com.

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