Birdland presents Catherine Russell and more week of February 11
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:40 pm EST 02/01/19

Birdland Jazz Club
Schedule for February 11-February 17

Catherine Russell and Her Septet: Alone Together,

Billy Stritch "My Winter Valentine,"

Gunhild Carling,

And more!

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
February 11 (Monday) at 7:00PM
Ariana DeBose
Birdland is proud to announce that Broadway singer/dancer Ariana DeBose will perform in concert. Recently seen as the reigning queen of disco in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, the Tony Nominated Actress and Chita Rivera Award winning dancer scales it back with jazz renditions of songs by Janelle Monae, Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Adam Levine and more.
All tickets $30-60,$10 food/drink minimum

February 11 (Monday) at 8:30PM
Lorna Dallas at the Birdland Theater
Birdland Theater is proud to announce the return of singer Lorna Dallas to the stage, with one show only, premiering a sparkling new show, “STAGES,” devised by her two long time collaborators, musical director Christopher Denny and director Barry Kleinbort. “STAGES” refers to those theaters and nightclubs where Ms. Dallas displayed her formidable gifts as a singer and top tier interpreter of popular song, as well as to the formative stages in a life, stages that have taken her from a small town in Southern Illinois to the rarefied hothouse atmosphere of New Orleans and on to dazzling nights in the West End with Sammy Cahn and Dame Cleo Laine, culminating in Royal Command performances for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family. The musical program is equally diverse, ranging from unforgettable standards and show tunes by Broadway’s greats to little known but equally worthy gems from both sides of the “pond.” In short, “STAGES” offers a treasure trove of glorious singing, intimate detail and heartfelt reminiscence.
All tickets $30,$10 food/drink minimum

February 11 (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

February 12 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM
Sean Harkness Duo
nternational guitar artist Sean Harkness is in high demand as a performer/composer on solo guitar, and accompanies an astonishing array of world class vocalists, musicians, and ensembles.
All tickets $30,$10 food/drink minimum

February 12-16 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM
Catherine Russell
Celebrating the release of, “Alone Together,” during her annual Valentine’s week residence at Birdland, Grammy nominated vocalist Catherine Russell bolsters her reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of early-20th century American music. In addition to her own acclaimed recordings, Russell has been prominently featured providing period music on the soundtracks to HBO's “Boardwalk Empire” and other film and television productions.
All tickets $30-40,$10 food/drink minimum

February 12 (Tuesday) at 9:45PM
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 $20-25,$10 food/drink minimum

February 13 (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

February 13-16 (Wednesday-Saturday at 7:00PM and Thursday at 9:45PM)
Billy Stritch "My Winter Valentine" at the Birdland Theater
Pianist/singer Billy Stritch and his band return to the Birdland Theater stage for an evening of classic love songs and jazzy winter melodies guaranteed to warm you up on a frosty night. Expect special guest singers and songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart and Michel Legrand in what promises to be a very romantic and intimate show.
All tickets $20-30,$10 food/drink minimum

February 13 (Wednesday) at 9:45PM
Michael Winther at the Birdland Theater
A “first-rate singer of unusual refinement” with “a voice that traverses genres” (New York Times), Michael Winther, making his Birdland Theater solo debut, joins forces with award-winning jazz pianist, Matt Baker for a unique mix of classic, romantic standards and contemporary love songs, as well as some discoveries from the contemporary musical theater – just in time for Valentine’s Day!
All tickets $25-30,$10 food/drink minimum

February 14 (Thursday) at 5:30PM
Carole J. Bufford
Start your Valentine's Day evening with Carole J. Bufford as she returns to the Birdland stage with a red hot, sizzling show guaranteed to warm even the coldest of New York winter nights. With her powerhouse vocals and versatile talent, Bufford will perform new, fresh takes on vintage tunes selected especially for this evening.
All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 15 (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

February 15-16 (Friday-Saturday) at 9:45PM
Gunhild Carling at the Birdland Theater
After a sold-out smash week, Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Gunhild Carling, known as Sweden’s “Queen of Swing,” will return to the new venue for two nights only. Swedish musical sensation Gunhild Carling is an internationally acclaimed superstar whose one-woman show is a can't-miss event! Whether she's singing favorite jazz standards, playing one of many instruments (trumpet, trombone, harmonica, flute, recorder, or jazz bagpipe), Gunhild's sublime showmanship shines through. Carling is a jazz artist of the old breed, combining extraordinary skills on trumpet and trombone with vaudeville stunts.
All tickets $35, $10 food/drink minimum

February 16 (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

February 17 (Sunday) at 6:00PM
Michael Olatuja
British/Nigerian bassist Michael Olatuja will be joined by Gregoire Maret (Harmonica), James Francies (Piano, Keyboards), Sean McDaniel (Drums) and Samir Zarif (Sax).
All tickets $30,$10 food/drink minimum

February 17 (Sunday) at 7:30PM
Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch at the Birdland Theater
Birdland mainstays Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to Birdland Theater at with their evening of swinging standards. Bassist Steve Doyle will join the duo. Caruso and Stritch, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. The duo has also received critical acclaim during their seven years at Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel, and made international news when rock legend Bono joined them in an impromptu performance. The musical pair has also become the darlings of the show biz set, welcoming spontaneous performances by stars including Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Jane Monheit, Clint Holmes, Marilyn Maye, Stephanie J. Block, Steve Ross, Linda Lavin, Darren Criss, Luann de Lesseps, Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Christine Ebersole, and Steve Tyrell.
All tickets $30,$10 food/drink minimum

February 17 (Sunday) at 9:00PM and 11:00PM
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: 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.


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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