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Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today Photo Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland Photo Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.

 Linda Lavin Will Make Her London Debut at Crazy Coqs This Summer Photo Linda Lavin Will Make Her London Debut at Crazy Coqs This Summer
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

Six-time Tony nominated Broadway legend Linda Lavin will make her London debut. She is one of the highlights of the summer season at Crazy Coqs that goes on sale today!

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland Photo Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series “Plus 1,” with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman. 

FUNNY GIRL Standby Julie Benko & Jazz Musician Jason Yeager to Release Debut Album HA Photo FUNNY GIRL Standby Julie Benko & Jazz Musician Jason Yeager to Release Debut Album HAND IN HAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has signed the married musical team of Julie Benko and Jason Yeager for their debut duet album Hand in Hand. Benko is a singer and actress who is currently the “Fanny Brice” standby for Broadway’s Funny Girl; she performed the role last weekend.

Photos: 'The Rose' Composer Amanda McBroom Finally Meets Bette Midler! Photo Photos: 'The Rose' Composer Amanda McBroom Finally Meets Bette Midler!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Birdland presented singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom in “Crimes of the Heart” on Monday, May 2. Ms. McBroom is perhaps best known for her song, “The Rose,” which was famously recorded by Bette Midler for the film of the same name.  But until this concert, McBroom and Midler hadn’t met, even though the extraordinary composition helped change both careers.

FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland Photo FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.

Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Th Photo Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

In celebration of her soon to be released album Ann Kittredge:reIMAGINE(Jazzheads, Inc./King Kozmo Music), a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined, Ms. Kittredge, will appear at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 15th Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 15th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Below, you'll find details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running May 2 - May 15. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Bill Charlap Trio and Solo, Andy Farber and his Orchestra, and NYC All-City Latin Ensemble and the Fat Cats. Downstairs at Birdland Theater, you'll find Anaïs Reno Quartet, Lauren Henderson Quartet, Steve Slagle Band, Mafalda Minnozzi, Kristen Lee Sergeant and The Royal Bopsters with special guest Sheila Jordan. Regular events include David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Frank Vignola's Guitar Night, Birdland Big Band and Arturo O'Farrill & The Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Daniel Glass Trio's New Album BAM! Out Today Photo Daniel Glass Trio's New Album BAM! Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the new album from Daniel Glass Trio, BAM!, is available on streaming platforms and on CD in stores and online today, Friday, April 29. 

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”

Jane Monheit, Daniel Glass Trio & More Upcoming at Birdland Photo Jane Monheit, Daniel Glass Trio & More Upcoming at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Jane Monheit, Meg Okura Pan Asian Jazz Ensemble, Bill Charlap Trio and Solo and Andy Farber Big Band. 

Charles Billingsley Announces New Album 'The Shadow Of Your Smile' Photo Charles Billingsley Announces New Album 'The Shadow Of Your Smile'
by Michael Major - Apr 20, 2022

A quintessential anthology of nostalgic favorites, the 15-song set also marks Billingsley’s Club44 Records debut. Dedicated to the preservation of the Great American Songbook, the boutique label is home to recordings from such renowned entertainers as Linda Lavin, Jane Monheit, Billy Stritch and Spencer Day, among others. 

Amanda McBroom to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Amanda McBroom to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Amanda McBroom in her new show “Crimes of the Heart” on Monday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. McBroom’s concert will feature songs of passion, politics, and just plain love, written by the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, and of course, Amanda McBroom.

Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More Ne Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2022 - Where to Watch BETTER NATE THAN EVER & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Apr 16, 2022

This April, Broadway fans can spring into action with new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new Disney+ film adaption of Better Nate Than Ever to new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Photos: Lillias White, Billy Stritch, and More at Crazy Coqs Photo Photos: Lillias White, Billy Stritch, and More at Crazy Coqs
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2022

For the first time, Broadway star and Tony Award winner, Lillias White is appearing at The Crazy Coqs in London with two of her most popular shows, ‘Lillias White sings Broadway’ and ‘Hoagy Carmichael & Friends’.

Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist Karen Akers in the new show “Water Under the Bridge” on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 PM.

Applications Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's CABARET FELLOWS Photo Applications Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's CABARET FELLOWS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting applications for the Cabaret & Performance Conference Fellows Program. The professional program, helmed by Artistic Director John McDaniel, will take place August 10-20, 2022 on the O'Neill's seaside campus.

Club44 Records Releases New Album from Carol Sloane, Live at BIRDLAND Photo Club44 Records Releases New Album from Carol Sloane, Live at BIRDLAND
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the new album Carol Sloane, Live at Birdland, which is available on streaming platforms and on CD in stores and online today, Friday, April 8. This release marks the veteran vocalist’s 60th anniversary as a recording artist, and her first album in over a decade. Recorded at the legendary New York jazz boite in September 2019, she was joined by an all-star trio, including the late Mike Renzi on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Scott Hamilton on saxophone. The album features liner notes by award-winning writer James Gavin and is produced by Joel Moss and Mark D. Sendroff. Stream, download or order the album at club44.lnk.to/LiveAtBirdland.

Photos: Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Celebrate THE SUNDAY SET At Birdland! Photo Photos: Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Celebrate THE SUNDAY SET At Birdland!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch know how to throw a party. They’ve done it at Birdland every Monday for eighteen years, thanks to their uber-successful Cast Party, an open mic/variety show extravaganza.  But this past week, the musical duo had something extra to celebrate
the release of their latest cd on the Club44 Record label, “The Sunday Set.”

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