Tony Yazbeck, Stacey Kent & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/4

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 4-10 featuring Stacey Kent, Tony Yazbeck, Birdland Big Band, and more!

July 4 (Monday) at 7:00PM
George Abud's "Change Partners: A Broadway Love Affair"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce George Abud's "Change Partners: A Broadway Love Affair" will appear one-night-only on Monday, July 4 at 7pm. "Change Partners" will also feature Michelle Veintimilla (The Visit, "Gotham"), as well as Hannah Corneau (Daddy Long Legs), Elizabeth A. Davis (Once), Diana DiMarzio (Sweeney Todd) Erica Knight (The Nether), Maggie Lakis (Allegro), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge...) Megan Loomis (Gentleman's Guide...), Emily Mechler (Wicked), Erin Neufer (Nathan The Wise) and Jane Pfitsch (Cabaret).

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

July 4 (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

July 5-9 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11PM
Stacey Kent

Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Her new CD release, "Tenderly," is a collaboration with Brazilian music master Robert Menescal and follow-up to "Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live." Stacey's previous Brazilian-flavored CD, "The Changing Lights," (EMI) was a follow-up to "Dreamer In Concert," the Grammy nominated, "Breakfast on the Morning Tram," (2007) and all-French, "Raconte-moi," (2009). Throughout her career, Stacey's band has featured Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed another essential plank in her repertoire.

All tickets $50, $10 food/drink minimum

July 6 (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 $25, $10 food/drink minimum

July 7 (Thursday) at 6:00PM
Laila Biali

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist, Laila Biali, has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and recorded with and supported Sting. Her accolades include "SOCAN Composer of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year" at Canada's National Jazz Awards. She takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs.
All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

July 8 (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

July 9 (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

July 10, 11 (Sunday-Monday) at 6:00PM, Monday at 7:00PM
Tony Yazbeck in "The Floor Above Me"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Tony Award-nominee, Tony Yazbeck, will celebrate the release of his first studio solo CD, "The Floor Above Me" (PS Classics), with two tour-de-force performances on Sunday, July 10 at 6pm and Monday, July 11 at 7pm. Yazbeck and his special guests, Melinda Sullivan, Katie Huff and Clyde Alves, will return to the historic stage with two thrilling evenings of tenor melodies and tenacious tap dancing!

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

July 10 (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

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