BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB Schedule for October 22 - October 28

Week two of the “Second Annual Celebration of Ron Carter” with the

Ron Carter Quartet,

Capathia Jenkins & Louis Rosen "PHENOMENAL WOMAN: The Maya Angelou Songs,"

Alex Frondelli Quartet,

And more!

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

October 22 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Barb Jungr and John McDaniel “1968 – Let The Sunshine In”

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Barb Jungr and John McDaniel will return to the stage. Following the 2016 release of their highly-acclaimed album “Come Together – Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles,” the ferociously talented, award-winning duo brings back “by popular demand” a collection they performed in the summer to rave reviews in Berlin and New York – “1968 – Let The Sun Shine In.”

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 22 (Monday) at 8:30PM

Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap Duo Piano at the Birdland Theater

In what must be considered one of the finest and most empathetic piano duos in jazz history, Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap, husband and wife, joined forces to record their first collaborative album, Double Portrait, for Blue Note Records in 2010. The sparkling set of four-hand piano duets traversed many of the couple’s musical touchstones, forming a high point in their respective careers. Their duo has significance and depth, but also flows with the casual and organic quality of musicians with an uncommon simpatico, in life and in art.

All tickets $30-40, $10 food/drink minimum

October 22 (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 23-24 (Tuesday-Wednesday) at 7:00PM

Here to Stay - 2 Pianos 2 Voices at the Birdland Theater

Here To Stay features two of the most outstanding pianist/vocalists of today: Champian Fulton and John Proulx, in a two piano/vocal tribute to this most popular of Great American Songwriters. The 80-minute revue explores the George Gershwin catalogue, taking all of the composer’s most familiar standards and interspersing them with some lesser known songs, concert works, and even Porgy And Bess. There will be many two-piano, four-handed spectacular numbers, some just piano and some sung, as well as individual features for the two artists. The great Gershwin songs will be played and sung with warmth, humor and wit, along with interesting anecdotes relevant to the music, as interpreted by these two outstanding musicians.

All tickets $20-30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 23-27 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Week two of the “Second Annual Celebration of Ron Carter” with

Ron Carter Quartet

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five year stint with the Miles Davis’ Quintet, Ron also performed and recorded with notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carter’s various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a who’s who of the finest players on the NYC scene. He will be joined by Jimmy Greene (tenor sax), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Payton Crossley (drums).

All tickets $30-40, $10 food/drink minimum

October 24 (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 25 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Alex Frondelli Quartet

Alex Frondelli is a 22 year old guitarist, drummer and educator. He began playing guitar at the age of ten and began to pursue music seriously in high school once joining marching band. Under the direction of music educator Bill Katz and world class guitar teacher Steve Salerno, he grew to love Jazz music and made it his main focus. The Alex Frondelli Quartet includes Alex on guitar with Mikey Migliore (bass), Jason Wastor (drums) and Sam Towse (piano).

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 25-27 (Thursday-Saturday) at 7:00PM

Capathia Jenkins & Louis Rosen "PHENOMENAL WOMAN: The Maya Angelou Songs" at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that vocalist Capathia Jenkins and Award-winning composer/arranger Louis Rosen will return to Birdland to launch their new recording, “PHENOMENAL WOMAN: The Maya Angelou Songs” (Di-tone Records), a freshly imagined version of the critically acclaimed song cycle composed and arranged by Louis specifically for Capathia, with lyrics by the iconic American poet, Maya Angelou. To perform these jazzy, soul-infused, classically tinged compositions, the Jenkins/Rosen collaboration is joined by a terrific New York sextet including pianist Kimberly Grigsby; CJ Camerieri on trumpet and French horn; Hideaki Aomori on alto & tenor saxophones, flute and clarinet; Andy Blanco on vibraphone; Dave Phillips on acoustic and electric bass; and Gary Seligson on drums.

All tickets $20-30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 26 (Friday) at 5:30PM

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 26-27 (Friday- Saturday) at 9:45PM

Jon Davis Trio at the Birdland Theater

Pianist, composer, Jon Davis has been performing and touring with many of the finest jazz musicians around the world for more than thirty years. He has appeared on over 70 recordings, and contributed compositions to many of them. Although perhaps most widely known for his association with legendary bassist, Jaco Pastorius, Jon has shown a rare versatility ranging from solo to Big Band, and everything in-between. His trio includes Jon Davis on piano, Noriko Ueda on bass and Dan Aran on drums.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 27 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Fleurine and the Boys From Brazil

Vocalist Fleurine has caused a stir with her new band Boys from Brazil, playing at Birdland regulary as well as at New York Winter Jazz Fest and Festivals around the world. The vocalist who is famous for her " appealingly mellow tone, focuses on Brazilian music with an evocative jazz lilt. " (The NYTimes)

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 28-29 (Sunday-Monday) at 6:00PM

Jazz Vocalists Polly Gibbons and Aubrey Logan

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Resonance Records with an all-star roster of jazz artists associated with the label, including vocalists Polly Gibbons and Aubrey Logan, clarinetist Eddie Daniels, violinist Christian Howes and many more.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

October 28 (Sunday) at 7:30PM

New York: Big City Songbook - Featuring Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall and Nicolas King at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that “New York: Big City Songbook,” will be on the stage for three very special nights, Sundays, October 28, November 4 and November 25. The show stars Birdland favorites Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall and Nicolas King.

All tickets $30-75, $10 food/drink minimum

October 28-29 (Sunday-Monday) at 9:00PM and 11:00PM

Eddie Daniels Quartet, Christian Howes, Claudio Roditi, Harlem Quartet

Seventeen musicians will perform selections from the Resonance jazz catalog. Headlining will be the world's greatest jazz clarinet player, Eddie Daniels, performing selections from his latest Resonance Records release "The Heart of Brazil - The Music of Egberto Gismonti" with the renowned Harlem String Quartet; Rising Star Jazz Violinist Christian Howes; and Brazilian jazz great, trumpeter Claudio Roditi. Vocalists Polly Gibbons and Aubrey Logan will sing selections from their Resonance recordings. Joining the headliners are two all-star rhythm sections that have performed on numerous Resonance releases: pianists Josh Nelson (Natalie Cole, Peter Erskine) and Donald Vega (Ron Carter Trio); bassists Kevin Axt (Tierney Sutton, Seal) and Richie Goods (Chris Botti), Alicia Keys); drummers Mauricio Zottarelli (Richard Galliano,Claudio Roditi) and Mark McLean (Jamie Cullum, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight); and also Guitarist Paul Bollenback (Joey DeFrancesco, Arturo Sandoval).

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

TICKET INFORMATION:

Purchase tickets at: www.BirdlandJazz.com

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.

ABOUT BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB:

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.

315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

New York, NY 10036

DISCOUNTS AND SPECIALS:

Students (with current ID) & Broadway Theatre-Goers (with Broadway ticket stub from same day of performance): 50% off music charge at 11PM shows only.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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.

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