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Birdland presents Veronica Swift and more week of November 19

Birdland Jazz Club

Schedule for November 19-November 25

Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio,

Carole Sloane “Still Autumn in New York,”

Ken Peplowski Big Band,

And more!

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

November 19 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Telly Leung "Sing Happy"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Aladdin star Telly Leung will perform his new concert, “Sing Happy.” Currently starring as the title role in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway, Telly Leung (Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, “Glee”) returns to the Birdland stage with some of Broadway's best musicians to premiere his brand new solo show, “Sing Happy.” This eclectic evening of music will follow the musical journey that has led him from Brooklyn to Broadway, taking an intimate and revealing look at the ups and downs of what it takes to be a professional singer - from joyful Broadway openings to a career-threatening event that almost ended it all. Music direction by Gary Adler (Alterboyz). Directed by Alan Muraoka (“Sesame Street,” Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon).

All tickets $30-45, $10 food/drink minimum

November 19 (Monday) at 8:30PM

Amanda Green and Friends at the Birdland Theater

The Birdland Theater is proud to have two-time Tony-nominated Broadway songwriter and award-winning performer Amanda Green in residence with her monthly show. Amanda brings her own exuberant wit and hilarious banter in an evening of her funny and moving songs, including special previews of her up and coming shows. On November 19, Amanda’s guests will be Ariana DeBose, Kelli Barrett and Nancy Opel, with more guests TBA. Musical director will be Matt Gallagher.

All tickets $25-35, $10 food/drink minimum

November 19 (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

November 20 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM

Stephanie Nakasian at the Birdland Theater

Known as one of the world’s leading jazz singers, Stephanie Nakasian will take you on a fantasy swing voyage, which transcends the Great Ladies of Song in both tribute and originality. Capturing hearts with her extensive repertoire, reaching from Jazz to Broadway, Stephanie creates an atmosphere of romance and excitement that will transport you to another place and time.

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

November 20-24 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio

At just 23 years of age Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O’Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d’Rivera, and other established jazz artists.

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

November 20 (Tuesday) at 9:30PM

Susie Mosher at the Birdland Theater

The Lineup with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza at 9:30pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

All tickets $15-25, $10 food/drink minimum

November 21 (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

November 21-24 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM

Carol Sloane "Still Autumn in New York" at the Birdland Theater

The Birdland Theater is proud to announce that iconic jazz singer Carol Sloane will be returning with a four-night run of “Still Autumn in New York.”

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

November 21-22 (Wednesday-Thursday) at 9:45PM

Nuci Nebieridze at the Birdland Theater

Nuci Nebieridze returns to Birdland Jazz Club to perform her album release series. Her album “Dreamension” brings to life the colorful songs she has meticulously put together over the course of the past two years. Her sound is orchestral. Full of soul and warmth she orchestrates each song with a clear sense of structure, as if she has a painting in her mind and the music is what will brings it to life. All of the lyrics and arrangements have been written by Nuci, when she takes the stage her presence fills the room with elegance. Her songs evoke beautifully sentiments of the human experience, hesitation, power and shades of emotions.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

November 23 (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

November 23-24 (Friday-Saturday) at 9:45PM

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown at the Birdland Theater

Hailed as a "sax phenom" by The New York Daily News, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown is one of the first prominent jazz musicians to emerge out of the millennial generation. He has toured globally as a soloist, and with numerous jazz artists and pop icons ranging from Arturo O’Farrill to Taylor Swift. Chad is also a member of the multi-Grammy award winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and he is on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory as a visiting artist. Downbeat Magazine selected his latest release, “Onward” as an Editor’s Pick for 2017, commending his “technical abilities that mask the difficulty of his wondrously intricate lines.”

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

November 24 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Eric Comstock

Singer/pianist Eric Comstock has been called "a song's best friend," and the jazz and pop songbooks are in great hands when he is onstage at Birdland. Whether the song is by Rodgers and Hart or Ellington and Strayhorn, Paul Simon or Bob Dylan, you'll hear the lyric as if for the first time. Joining Eric will be eminent bassist/composer Sean Smith -- in all, a perfect winter Saturday supper!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

November 25 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Ken Peplowski Big Band

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman – some of the artists he’s performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

November 25 (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, starring Birdland favorites Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall and Nicolas King.

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

November 25 (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:

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.

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.

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