Birdland is one of NYC’s legendary Jazz supper clubs. The original “Jazz corner of the world” was one of the New York Jazz clubs where Jazz and Latin mixed together.
Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble have a standing Sunday night Latin Jazz gig that’s been going on for over 20 years. 🇨🇺
315 West 44th St
(between Eighth & Ninth Ave)
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Venue rooms include the Birdland Jazz Club and the Birdland Theater.
(A)(C)(E) to 42nd St – Port Authority
(1)(2)(3) to Times Square – 42nd St
(7) to Times Square – 42nd St
The Jazz Corner of the World
The original club opened on Broadway in 1949 with Charlie “Yardbird” Parker headlining. As the 52nd St jazz scene collapsed, the energy moved to Birdland and other clubs. Jazz legends played regularly until the original closed in 1965.
The club reopened uptown at Broadway and 105th in 1986. It moved to its current Hell’s Kitchen location in 1996. Jazz legends play regularly.
Sundays are Latin jazz night. Chico O’Farrill started the tradition with his Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra in the 1990s. Arturo O’Farrill carries on to this day with his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. It must be one of the longest standing gigs in jazz. Highly recommended.
Previously at Birdland
The Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Miguel Zenon plays Jazz at Birdland Jazz Club on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 7pm & 9:30pm. From $30. 🇵🇷
Ashley Pezzotti plays Jazz at the Birdland Theater in Hell’s Kitchen on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 5:30pm. 🇩🇴
Ashley Pezzotti plays Jazz at the Birdland Theater in Hell’s Kitchen on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 5:30pm. Her Dominican father inspired her to music by singing her to sleep when she was little. From $20. 🇩🇴
19-year old Steinway pianist and Juilliard student Esteban Castro Trio plays Jazz at the Birdland Theater in Hell’s Kitchen on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 8:30pm. From $20. @estebanmcastro_
Italian American sax player Alexa Tarantino Quartet plays Birdland Theater in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 5:30pm. $30. 🇮🇹
All-woman band Cocomama plays Latin Jazz at Birdland in Hell’s Kitchen on Sun, Nov 28 at 5:30pm. From $20. Cocomama is sweet! cocomamamusic.com
Issac Delgado y La Novena play Cuban Timba on Tue-Sat, Oct 19-23 at 7 & 9:30pm. From $30. birdlandjazz.com 🇨🇺
Fleur Seule sings “Latin Love Songs” on Thu, Oct 14 at 8:30pm. From $20. 🇧🇷🇨🇺🇵🇷
Italian jazz guitarist Pasquale Grasso celebrates “The Pasquale Grasso Trio” album release on Thu, Sep 23 at 8:30pm. $30 🇮🇹
Honduran violinist Marissa Licata “Strings on Fire” plays Roma jazz on Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:30pm. $30 🇭🇳
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate the September 24 album release of “Dreaming in Lions” on Tue-Sun, Sep 7-12, 2021 at 7 & 9:30pm. $30 🇨🇺
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 15, 2018
New York ~ Oct 6, 2012 Birdland presented “Escalandrum,” the sextet of drummer Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla playing a tribute to his grandfather, the originator of Tango Jazz he called “Tango Nuevo,” with special appearances by Ute Lemper and Paquito D’Rivera. (more…)
October 5, 2012
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan