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Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Holiday Show & More Coming Up at Birdland

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Holiday Show & More Coming Up at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 18-December 24, including the Freddy Cole Quartet, Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas," Steve Doyle, and more!

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

December 17, 18 and 28 (Sunday and Monday, new date added) at 7:00PM

Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch "Snowfall"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch on Sunday, December 17 at 6pm, Monday, December 18 at 7pm (Sold Out) and Thursday, December 28 at 6pm. "Snowfall" will celebrate the holidays with seasonal material from the duo's past shows, plus new songs like "Tennessee Christmas" and "The Man With The Bag." In the past, fans have packed this very special Christmas concert, enjoying Ebersole and Stritch's signature tight harmonies, luxurious vocals and snappy conversation.

All tickets $50-65, $10 food/drink minimum

December 18 (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 $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 19-25 (Tuesday-Monday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Freddy Cole Quartet

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, many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Cole's annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American holiday standards, featuring Harry Allen.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

December 20 (Wednesday) at 6:00PM

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 21 (Thursday) at 6:00PM

Steve Doyle

Steve Doyle started off playing the Hammond organ at an early age and continued throughout his childhood before switching to bass in his mid-teens. For the past 15 years, every Monday night, Steve Doyle has been the house bassist at Birdland for Jim Caruso's Cast Party featuring Billy Stritch and drummer Daniel Glass. Jim, Billy and Steve also play trio at the Carlyle Hotel in New York at Bemelman's Bar on Sunday nights. The double bass is far and away his instrument of choice but he continues to work as a pianist vocalist.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

December 22-25 (Friday-Monday) at 6:00PM

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas"

Birdland is proud to announce the eighth year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Snow," and "It Happened In Sun Valley" among other favorites. The singers will be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

Purchase tickets at, 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.

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