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 Orchestra play Sundays at 8:30pm. From $20. 🇨🇺
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
Thursday, December 12, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ The French-Canadian actress and cabaret singer releases her “Phiro chante Piaf” tribute to Édith Piaf album
Previously at Birdland
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 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 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…)
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.