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Address: 315 West 44th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Jun-22-18 05:15 PM The Birdland Big Band
Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"
Jun-22-18 08:30 PM Freddy Cole Quartet
The New York Times calls Freddy Cole, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive. People Magazine praises his gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat King Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother. While there are certain unmistakable similarities, many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Coles annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American holiday standards.Featuring Harry Allen
Jun-22-18 11:00 PM Freddy Cole Quartet
The New York Times calls Freddy Cole, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive. People Magazine praises his gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat King Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother. While there are certain unmistakable similarities, many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Coles annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American holiday standards.Featuring Harry Allen
Jun-23-18 06:00 PM Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio
At just 23 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.
Jun-23-18 08:30 PM Freddy Cole Quartet
The New York Times calls Freddy Cole, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive. People Magazine praises his gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat King Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother. While there are certain unmistakable similarities, many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Coles annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American holiday standards.Featuring Harry Allen
Jun-23-18 11:00 PM Freddy Cole Quartet
The New York Times calls Freddy Cole, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive. People Magazine praises his gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat King Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother. While there are certain unmistakable similarities, many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Coles annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American holiday standards.Featuring Harry Allen
Jun-24-18 06:00 PM Benny Bennack III ft. the DW Jazz Orchestra
Benny Bennack IIIAt the age of 27, Pittsburgh-born, New York-based Jazz trumpeter & singer Benny Benack III has quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as "a charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer", Benack has a knack for delighting audiences with panache, in the spirit of classic crooners like Sinatra & Mel Torme, with a nod to legendary trumpet showmen Louis Armstrong & Dizzy Gillespie.Equally comfortable in both Jazz and Pop settings, Benack has worked with some of the greatest acts in music today, touring domestically as a trumpet soloist with Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, as well as European engagements with Jazz Bass extraordinaire Christian McBride. He recently headlined Birdland Jazz Club alongside Cabaret legend Ann Hampton-Callaway, in tribute to "Louis & Ella". He's been a guest artist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra, featured both as a vocalist and trumpeter with each ensemble.In the Fall of 2017, Benack released his debut album "One of a Kind" to critical acclaim, noting he "reels off songs that come alive with his lustrous trumpet and golden bari-tenor vocalastics" - World Music Report. On the heels of his album's worldwide success, Benack maintains an active touring schedule internationally, most recently bringing his band to Shanghai on behalf of Jazz @ Lincoln Center, helping to open their new flagship club there. When at home in NYC, he can be found in residency both at Mezzrow Jazz Club in the West Village, and at the iconic Carlyle Hotel, performing in Bemelmen's Bar with his trio, where Benack showcases yet another talent by accompanying his own vocals on the piano as well.DW Jazz OrchestraThe DW Jazz Orchestra is a new 17-piece big band led by saxophonist/conductor Louis Danowsky and trumpeter Sam Wolsk, up-and-coming, young talents fresh to NYC after studying Jazz at Northwestern University. Inspired by the bands of Count Basie, Thad Jones, Quincy Jones, and Christian McBride among others, the band formed as an outlet for the duo's compositions and arrangements. They released their debut album, Coalescence, this past May which was recorded at Avatar Studios and featured the original work of Danowsky, Wolsk, and their colleagues at Northwestern. The band performed its debut live show this past August at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York City to two sold-out audiences, and the concert will be released as a live album this summer. The DWJO has since performed in New York and Chicago with some of the brightest young voices in both scenes.
Jun-24-18 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
Jun-24-18 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
Jun-25-18 05:00 PM DIVA / FIVE PLAY / The DIVA Jazz Trio / 3Divas- Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra- Ken Laub- Nicolas King- Clint Holmes- Natalie Douglas- Veronica Swift Songs of Ken Laub: Nicolas King, Clint Holmes, Natalie Douglas, Veronica Swift w Diva Jazz Orchestra