Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details!

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

October 3 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Natalie Douglas

"Freedom Songs 2016 - Songs of Justice and Joy"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home on Monday, October 3 at 7pm. "Freedom Songs 2016" celebrates the struggle for equality for all - regardless of color, religion, sexual orientation, and gender by artists like Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Pete Seeger, Dr. Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Lena Horne, Helen Reddy, and more. As we approach Election Day 2016, come hear these enduring songs of freedom (including "Blackbird," "Now!," "Mississippi Goddam," "Freedom Day," & "I Am Woman"). Natalie, musical director Mark Hartman & the band will turn their considerable talents to explore the place where principle, passion, rhythm, melody, harmony, history and courage meet to change the world.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 3 (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

October 4-8 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 6:00PM

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s, Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

October 5 (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

October 6 (Thursday) at 6:00PM


Japanese native, Taeko moved to New York City from Shiga, Japan in the late 90's and quickly garnered the nickname "Songbird" from the NYC jazz elite. With a stunning four octave range, she sings with "deep soulfulness reminiscent of Anita Baker with sophisticated scatting a la Ella" as jazz critics describe.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

October 7 (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 $40, $10 food/drink minimum

October 8 (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

October 9 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Marcello Pellitteri in A Benefit for the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund

Appearing with Marcello will be a stellar line up of musicians from New York City and Italy such as Bruce Barth, Lauren Kinhan, Chiara Civello, Laura Campisi and more surprise guests! World-class musician, Marcello Pellitteri is best known as an award-winning drummer. He is also an accomplished pianist, educator, composer, arranger and producer.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 9 (Sunday) at 9:00PM & 11:00PM

Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars

For years the go-to pianist and arranger for artists such as Mongo SantaMaria, Dave Valentin, Gato Barbieri, The Fort Apache Band and many others, Bill O'Connell has perhaps more than any other pianist developed a true melding of Latin and Jazz music. His own playing-from its robust chordal comping to its exuberant and sometimes knotty solos-transcends categorization and combines rhythmic complexities with glittering single note runs in a sort of Bud Powell-meets-Chick-Corea sound. O'Connell provides a thoughtful program of originals and a few re-imagined standards filled with energy and high spirits from a powerful voice in Latin Jazz.

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 $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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