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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Repeat engagements include David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Frank Vignola's Guitar Night, Birdland Big Band and Arturo O'Farrill & The Latin Jazz Orchestra. 

George Abud and Katrina Lenk, James Carter, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater has announced the jazz programming running February 28 through March 12. 

Jane Monheit, Amanda Green & Friends, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater has announced jazz programming running February 21 through March 5. Performers appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Jane Monheit, Earl McIntyre's Tribute!, Amanda Green & Friends, James Carter 'Lookin at the Lock' Music of Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band.

Richard Cortez, Ben Allison With Ted Nash and Steve Cardenas, And More Coming Up At Birdland, January 2 - January 15

Get the scoop on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running January 2 through January 15.

'Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006' to Be Released on Vinyl

Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006 brings together 2003’s Lullabluebye, featuring longtime collaborators Ben Allison (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums); and the 2005 follow-up, Play, boasting a new trio with the then relatively unknown bassist Masa Kamaguchi alongside legendary drummer Paul Motian.

See Marylin Maye, SWINGIN' SONDHEIM & More at Birdland in January 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this January with a full slate of nightly performances! See the lineup, how to get tickets, and more!

Drummer Steve Smith Announces Birdland Residency For Next Month

Drummer Steve Smith will perform at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City for an unprecedented five consecutive weeks with five different groups September 16 through October 16. Smith is known for playing with Jean-Luc Ponty, Journey, Steps Ahead and his own group Steve Smith and Vital Information.

Ted Nash to Present COLTRANE MEETS HARTMAN at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Ted Nash in “Coltrane Meets Hartman” on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 PM.

SCULPTING SOUND: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia At Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center announces 'SCULPTING SOUND: Twelve Musicians Encounter Bertoia', a series of six historic concerts, from February 22–27, 2022, bringing together twelve master musicians to explore the expressive range of Harry Bertoia's sounding sculptures, in complement to the exhibition Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life on view at the Nasher January 29 – April 23, 2022. 

Composers Concordance to Present Concert of Eclectic Bands at Birdland

On Thursday, March 3rd at 8:30pm, Composers Concordance brings together three bands, each with distinctive voices and vibes, for an evening of high-velocity music, as well as great food and drink at NYC's legendary venue, Birdland.

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Ted Nash in COLTRANE MEETS HARTMAN

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Ted Nash in “Coltrane Meets Hartman” on Wednesday, December 29 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. The evening will pay tribute to the work of iconic saxophonist John Coltrane and legendary vocalist Johnny Hartman, one of the most famous collaborations in jazz history.

Birdland Announces Jazz Programming from November 1 - November 14

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced its upcoming jazz programming, running November 1 - November 14. 

Birdland Announces November Programming Featuring Jason Kravits, Linda Purl with Billy Stritch Trio & More

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Bill Charlap Duets with Houston Person, Jon Faddis, Chris Potter and Ron Carter, Peter Cincotti, Jihye Lee Big Band, The Hot Sardines, and more.

Newvelle Records Releases KIMBROUGH - 61 Original Compositions by Frank Kimbrough

Featuring tributes from 67 of Frank’s former bandmates, students, and friends across multiple generations, KIMBROUGH was recorded over three and a half days in New York as the musical world began reawakening in May 2021.

Michael Wolff Released an Exuberant New Album

Since his 'miraculous' recovery from aggressive cancer, acclaimed pianist Michael Wolff has made it his mission to spread joy, positivity and love of life through his music. He sees himself as an example that people should not give up hope, and keep fighting, because 'miracles' do happen, experimental drugs sometimes work, and he is living proof.

Julie Halston, Michael Longoria and More Are Coming to Birdland

Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 

February 2020 Lineup Announced At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis, current GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles, and iconic vocalist Jane Monheit. Internationally recognized trumpeter Rachel Therrien, the Seth Weaver Big Band, and The Voice contestant Melinda Rose Rodriguez will also be performing upstairs. 

Acclaimed Jazz Pianist Michael Wolff Confirms the Feb 7 Release of Joyful New Album 'Bounce'

Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Wolff has confirmed a February 7th, 2020 release date for his joyful new album, 'Bounce'. Exuberant, beautiful and able to convey a range of emotions, 'Bounce' reflects Wolff's upbeat state of mind following his 'miraculous' recovery from aggressive cancer. He comments, 'Isn't it great to be alive? I'm celebrating life every day.

All-Star Jazz Ensemble Artemis Make Carnegie Hall Debut On December 7

On Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., jazz supergroup Artemis make their Carnegie Hall debut in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Each renowned for their outstanding solo work, these powerhouse musicians including Cécile McLorin Salvant (Vocals), Renee Rosnes (Music Director and Piano), Anat Cohen (Clarinet and Bass Clarinet), Melissa Aldana (Tenor Saxophone), Ingrid Jensen (Trumpet), Noriko Ueda (Bass), and Allison Miller (Drums) captivate audiences with bold new arrangements of classics by The Beatles to Thelonious Monk, as well as strikingly original compositions by the group's members.

Recovered from Cancer, Michael Wolff Sets 2020 Album, New Tour Dates

Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Wolff has confirmed new tour dates for the months ahead, with multiple shows in Cleveland, Long Beach LI and New York City. The upcoming concerts mark a fresh start for Wolff, following his recent recovery from aggressive cancer.

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