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Date Time Event Description
Dec-16-17 06:00 PM Veronica Swift
At just 22 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 OBrien, 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 dRivera, and other established jazz artists.Veronicas recent CD, Lonely Woman, features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.
Dec-16-17 08:30 PM Stacey Kent
Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice.Her new CD release, Tenderly, is a collaboration with Brazilian music master Robert Menescal and follow-up to Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live. Stacey's previous Brazilian-flavored CD, The Changing Lights, (EMI) was a follow-up to Dreamer In Concert, the Grammy nominated, Breakfast on the Morning Tram, (2007) and all-French, Raconte-moi, (2009). Throughout her career, Staceys band has featured Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed another essential plank in her repertoire.
Dec-16-17 11:00 PM Stacey Kent
Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer Stacey Kent sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice.Her new CD release, Tenderly, is a collaboration with Brazilian music master Robert Menescal and follow-up to Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live. Stacey's previous Brazilian-flavored CD, The Changing Lights, (EMI) was a follow-up to Dreamer In Concert, the Grammy nominated, Breakfast on the Morning Tram, (2007) and all-French, Raconte-moi, (2009). Throughout her career, Staceys band has featured Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed another essential plank in her repertoire.
Dec-17-17 06:00 PM Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole & Billy StritchReturn to Birdland SnowfallDecember 18 and 28The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch in Snowfall on Monday, December 18 at 7pm and Thursday, December 28 at 6pm. Snowfall will celebrate the holidays with seasonal material from the duos past shows, plus new songs like Tennessee Christmas and The Man With The Bag. In the past, fans have packed this very special Christmas concert, enjoying Ebersole and Stritchs signature tight harmonies, luxurious vocals and snappy conversation. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on Broadway in War Paint, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also recently starred in Blithe Spirit, and is a two-time Tony-winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street. She has also garnered universal critical acclaim for her interpretation of beloved classics and standards in nightclubs across the country. In addition to stage, Christine Ebersole has delighted audiences with roles in films such as "Tootsie" and "Amadeus," and her television career includes cast roles in Royal Pains, "Saturday Night Live" and "One Life to Live." Billy Stritch has arranged for, produced and performed onstage with Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Christine Ebersole, Marilyn Maye and Charles Aznavour, and was guest conductor for The Rosie ODonnell Show. As a composer, Stritch co-penned the 1994 Grammy Award-winning country song, Does He Love You?, recorded by Reba McIntire and Linda Davis, which has sold over four million copies nationwide. The song was named one of the Top Ten Country Songs of 1994. Stritch has headlined in every famed nightspot in Manhattan, including Rainbow and Stars, The Algonquin Hotels Oak Room, The Russian Tea Room, The Blue Note and Birdland. In Los Angeles, hes played The Cinegrill, The Gardenia and Jazz Bakery; in London, The Ritz Hotel and Pizza On The Park. He is the winner of the Nashville Music City News Award, a BMI Song of the Year Award and four awards from the Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets. Christine Ebersole & Billy StritchSnowfallDecember 18 at 7pm and 28 at 6pmBirdland315 West 44 Street, NYC www.BirdlandJazz.com
Dec-17-17 09:00 PM The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
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.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-continues

https://youtu.be/znsww02yN6o
Dec-17-17 11:00 PM The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
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.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-continues

https://youtu.be/znsww02yN6o
Dec-18-17 07:00 PM Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole & Billy StritchReturn to Birdland SnowfallDecember 18 and 28The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch in Snowfall on Monday, December 18 at 7pm and Thursday, December 28 at 6pm. Snowfall will celebrate the holidays with seasonal material from the duos past shows, plus new songs like Tennessee Christmas and The Man With The Bag. In the past, fans have packed this very special Christmas concert, enjoying Ebersole and Stritchs signature tight harmonies, luxurious vocals and snappy conversation. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on Broadway in War Paint, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also recently starred in Blithe Spirit, and is a two-time Tony-winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street. She has also garnered universal critical acclaim for her interpretation of beloved classics and standards in nightclubs across the country. In addition to stage, Christine Ebersole has delighted audiences with roles in films such as "Tootsie" and "Amadeus," and her television career includes cast roles in Royal Pains, "Saturday Night Live" and "One Life to Live." Billy Stritch has arranged for, produced and performed onstage with Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Christine Ebersole, Marilyn Maye and Charles Aznavour, and was guest conductor for The Rosie ODonnell Show. As a composer, Stritch co-penned the 1994 Grammy Award-winning country song, Does He Love You?, recorded by Reba McIntire and Linda Davis, which has sold over four million copies nationwide. The song was named one of the Top Ten Country Songs of 1994. Stritch has headlined in every famed nightspot in Manhattan, including Rainbow and Stars, The Algonquin Hotels Oak Room, The Russian Tea Room, The Blue Note and Birdland. In Los Angeles, hes played The Cinegrill, The Gardenia and Jazz Bakery; in London, The Ritz Hotel and Pizza On The Park. He is the winner of the Nashville Music City News Award, a BMI Song of the Year Award and four awards from the Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets. Christine Ebersole & Billy StritchSnowfallDecember 18 at 7pm and 28 at 6pmBirdland315 West 44 Street, NYC www.BirdlandJazz.com
Dec-18-17 09:30 PM Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Hosted by Jim Caruso, with the Cast Party "Symphony Orchestra""No one can call themselves a true New Yorker until they've been to the 'Cast Party,' which is to Broadway what the Conde Nast cafeteria is to publishing. Divas and dapper-dans insouciantly sip cocktails while watching each other sing and perform at the open-mic event during Broadway's dark night." (Next Magazine) Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts a combination open-mic, networking event and party in which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting.