Scott Alan, Ron Carter's Great Big Band and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland

Scott Alan, Ron Carter's Great Big Band and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 2-October 8, featuring Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Scott Alan, Renee Manning and Earl McIntyre, and more. Scroll down for details!


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

October 2 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Scott Alan "Home Again"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to welcome back songwriter Scott Alan in "Home Again," a very special concert. Some of today's brightest theater stars will sing from Alan's extensive collection of albums, including Danny Brooks, Carly Kincannon, Olivia Edward, Kerri George, Mia Gerachis, Lindsay Lavin, Cierra Marco, Max Meyers, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Hanna Seay, Andre Torquato, Nya Trysha and Brooke Wetterhahn. Alan, who will accompany the performers at the piano, will also perform some of his own material. The audience can expect to hear tunes from all of Alan's seven albums as well as songs from his upcoming recording, "Lifeline."

All tickets $35-45, $10 food/drink minimum

October 2 (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

October 3-7 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Ron Carter's Great Big Band

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. With Ron on bass, he will be joined by Jon Owens, John Chudoba, Freddie Hendrix, Alex Norris, Jason Jackson, Steve Davis, James Burton and Douglas Purviance on trumpets, Antonio Hart and David DeJesus on alto sax/soprano/flute, Bobby LaVell and Ivan Renta on tenor sax/clarinet/flute, Jay Brandford on baritone sax, Donald Vega on piano, Greg Skaff on guitar and Payton Crossley on drums.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

October 4 (Wednesday) at 6:00PM

Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. Elling's rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

October 5 (Thursday) 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 (Friday) at 5:15PM

The Birdland Big Band

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

October 7 (Saturday) at 6:00PM

Eric Comstock and Sean Smith

Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote), and have since worked separately and together around the world. Join them at Birdland for a cool spring party where the music and stories are equally great.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 8 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Renee Manning and Earl McIntyre

Earl McIntyre served as guest conductor for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, wrote large ensemble compositions for (and directed) the Musicians of Brooklyn Initiative Big Band, (an organization founded by Lester Bowie, Oliver Lake and others.) At the Brooklyn Conservatory, Earl McIntyre & Renée Manning unveiled "Unsung Heroes" a 15 piece "World Beat Jazz "ensemble featuring compositions by Earl, Renée, and notable composers from the African Diaspora.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 8 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

The 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 $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.

Visit www.BirdlandJazz.com, follow BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB on Twitter: @birdlandjazz, Facebook, Instagram, and on Pinterest.

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