Ever since most of Chicago’s top musicians moved to New York in the mid-to-late 1920s, New York City has been the Jazz Mecca. Nearly every major jazz style has been initiated and performed in the NYC.
It was Charlie “Bird” Parker was the dynamic creative personality and genius of the alto saxophone who served as the vision for Birdland.
When the original Birdland opened sixty years ago in December, 1949, Charlie Parker was the headliner and the club was located on Broadway.
Since the resurgence of the Birdland, Manhattan has been treated to some of the best jazz on the planet, including famous sets by such musicians as Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, Roy Haynes, Michel Legrand, Dave Brubeck, Pat Martino, Tony Williams, Hank Jones, Michel Petrucciani, Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard and many many more.
Birdland is home to such popular musical events:
• Umbria Jazz Festival in NYC
• Annual Django Reinhardt NY Festival.
Birdland has established itself as a fundamental component of New York Jazz.
October 27, 2020 7:00 PM - October 27, 2020 9:00 PMBirdland is proud to present our new streaming video platform: Radio Free Birdland! Hosted by events.broadwayworld.com
New York/Australian jazz pianist Matt Baker joins Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis in “The Magic of Gershwin,” a brand new project for the Radio Free Birdland series.
October 29, 2020 7:00 PM - October 29, 2020 9:00 PM
KENN BOISINGER – THE NEW VOICE OF JAZZ.
Kenn Boisinger, noted entertainer, has been electrifying audiences with his distinctive voice and signature style for virtual decades.
October 30, 2020 7:00 PM - October 30, 2020 9:00 PM
The spotlight will be focused on singer/impersonator Christina Bianco. Her new concert, “Crowd Control,” will kick off with a live premiere.
November 5, 2020 7:00 PM - November 5, 2020 9:00 PM
Broadway star Christopher Sieber will be in the spotlight with The Christopher Sieber Special.
November 6, 2020 7:00 PM - November 6, 2020 9:00 PM
Laura Osnes is thrilled to revisit “The Paths Not Taken” and find the silver lining amidst her career opportunities that almost were or might have been.
December 18, 2020 7:00 PM - December 18, 2020 9:00 PM
In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of “Christmas Waltz,” Kay Thompson’s “Holiday Season,” “Sleigh Ride,” “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” “Snow,” and “It Happened In Sun Valley,” among other favorites.