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Address: 315 West 44th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Oct-21-18 06:00 PM Adam Larson
Originally from Normal, IL, saxophonist-composer Adam Larson, endorsed artist for P. Mauriat saxophones and Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures, began playing saxophone at the age of 11. As a high school student, Larson was a member of virtually every national program dedicated to showcasing excellence in young jazz talent including The Grammy Band, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, YoungArts Jazz Fellows, Telluride Student All-Stars, Jazz Band of America and many others. Described by critic Howard Reich of The Chicago-Tribune as a player for whom the word prodigious was coined, by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen as a saxophonist who brings Donny McCaslin and Mark Turner to mind, and by Nate Chinen of The New York Times as the sort of jazz musician who gets flagged early on as a promising talent and then hustles to meet every requirement for success, Larson has garnered numerous awards that distinguish him as one of the most promising artists of his generation. Adam holds BM and MM degrees in Jazz Performance from The Manhattan School, where he graduated with honors as a Master's student as the recipient of the William H. Borden Award for Outstanding performance in Jazz in 2014. Larson has released four albums; two under the Inner Circle Music label and two produced independently. Larsons most recent recording Second City received a four-star rating from Downbeat magazine, was listed as one of the best releases of 2017 in both Downbeat and Jazziz Magazine, and was prominently featured in several publications. Larson keeps an active schedule with his own groups and as a sideman, having performed at several venues across the U.S. including The Jazz Standard, Birdland, The 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, Smalls, Cornelia St. Caf, The Kitano, Dizzys Club-Coca Cola, Jazz at The Bistro, The Jazz Estate, The Jazz Showcase, and several others.Adam has been a part of several tours that have allowed him to see more of the world than he once thought possible. Larson's quartet was selected as one of ten ensembles to tour on behalf of the U.S. State Department's "American Music Abroad" program and toured Africa for 35 days in 2015, visiting The Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Benin and Ghana. Larson has also toured Poland, India, Taiwan, Holland, and Germany as well much of the United States. Beyond maintaining an active touring and recording schedule, Larson continues to be a sought after clinician and master class presenter at several high schools and Universities across the Midwest and beyond, including appearances at HKU Conservatory-Utrecht, University of Iowa, Drake University, University of Northern Iowa, Temple University, Yale, Manhattan School of Music, University of North Texas, Elmhurst College, Roosevelt College, University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Wyoming, and University of Northern Colorado among many others. Adam maintains an impressive portfolio of commissioned ensemble writing for school jazz ensembles, having written more than thirty original works to date. Adam was recently commissioned by the Illinois Music Educators Association to compose the All-State composition for the 2020 convention. Larson is a Teaching Artist for Jazz at Lincoln Centers Jazz For Young People, The New York Pops Ed education programs, and has a diverse private lesson studio of Skype students from the U.S. and abroad as well as substitute teaching at The Manhattan School of Music and New York University. Larson has also served as an adjudicator for the YoungArts organization, as well as director of the YoungArts New York show, held at the Baryshhnikov Arts Center in New York City. Larson currently resides in New York with his beautiful wife, Tierney and son, Jack.
Oct-21-18 09:00 PM 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.orghttp://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-continueshttps://youtu.be/znsww02yN6o
Oct-21-18 11:00 PM 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.orghttp://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-continueshttps://youtu.be/znsww02yN6o
Oct-22-18 12:00 AM Max Von Essen In Concert With Billy Stritch
Oct-22-18 07:00 PM Barb Jungr and John McDaniel 1968 Let The Sunshine In
Barb Jungr and John McDaniel1968 Let The Sunshine InBy Popular DemandBirdlandMonday, October 22 at 7pm The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Barb Jungr and John McDaniel will return to the stage on Monday, October 22 at 7pm. Following the 2016 release of their highly-acclaimed album Come Together Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles, the ferociously talented, award-winning duo brings back by popular demand a collection they performed in the summer to rave reviews in Berlin and New York 1968 Let The Sun Shine In. In this show, award-winning great British cabaret singer (New York Times) and one of the best night club singers in the world (Time Out New York) Barb Jungr joins forces with the formidably talented Grammy and two-time Emmy Award winning US composer, arranger and musical director, John McDaniel. With their potent musical synergy, Jungr and McDaniel reinvent some of the most iconic anthems of 1968, when the Viet Nam War and its protestors clashed and raged, and the US saw the assassinations of both Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. The repertoire of 1968 Let The Sun Shine In reflects the tenor of the times with titles including Born To Be Wild, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Revolution, and Aquarius. Barb Jungr and John McDaniel1968 Let The Sun Shine InMonday, October 22 at 7pmBirdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum
Oct-22-18 07:00 PM Barb Jungr- John McDaniel Barb Jungr and John McDaniel “1968 – Let The Sunshine In” By Popular Demand Birdland Monday, October 22 at 7pm The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Barb Jungr and John McDaniel will return to the stage on Monday, October 22 at 7pm. Following the 2016 release of their highly-acclaimed album “Come Together – Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform The Beatles,” the ferociously talented, award-winning duo brings back “by popular demand” a collection they performed in the summer to rave reviews in Berlin and New York – “1968 – Let The Sun Shine In.” In this show, award-winning “great British cabaret singer” (New York Times) and “one of the best night club singers in the world” (Time Out New York) Barb Jungr joins forces with the formidably talented Grammy and two-time Emmy Award winning US composer, arranger and musical director, John McDaniel. With their potent musical synergy, Jungr and McDaniel reinvent some of the most iconic anthems of 1968, when the Viet Nam War and it’s protestors clashed and raged, and the US saw the assassinations of both Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. The repertoire of “1968 – Let The Sun Shine In” reflects the tenor of the times with titles including “Born To Be Wild,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose?,” “Revolution,” and “Aquarius.” Barb Jungr and John McDaniel “1968 – Let The Sun Shine In” Monday, October 22 at 7pm Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC $30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum
Oct-22-18 07:30 PM Max von Essen
Max von EssenIn Concert With Billy StritchBirdlandMonday, October 22 at 7:30 pm By popular demand, the Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present Broadway singer/actor Max von Essen in concert on Monday, October 22 at 7:30pm. Maxs recent concerts have been complete sell-outs, and audiences have been clamoring for his return!Max von Essen, currently starring in the hit Broadway production of Anastasia, along with his musical director, the incomparable Billy Stritch, brings his old fashioned NEW show celebrating the best of Broadway and the American songbook. Max is best known for his recent portrayal of Henri Baurel in An American in Paris on Broadway, a role which earned him nominations for the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Grammy Award. He also appeared on Broadway in the revival of Evita, the revival of Les Misrables, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar and the closing company of the original Les Misrables. The Broadway at Birdland concert series takes place every week on the stage of the historic music room, located at 315 West 44 Street, in the heart of Manhattans Theater District. Max von EssenMonday, October 22 at 7:30pmBirdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC$35/45 cover charge, $10 food/drink minimum per person
Oct-22-18 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.
Oct-23-18 12:00 AM Ron Carter Quartet
Oct-23-18 08:30 PM Ron Carter
Birdland, 10/16-11/3: Second Annual Celebration of Ron CarterRon Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five year stint with the Miles Davis Quintet, Ron also performed and recordedwith notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carters various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a whos who of the finest players on the NYC scene with, an absolute commitment to musical sublimity [that] exudes refined elegance and sonic power. (amazon.com)Week 1, 10/16-20 @ 8:30 & 11pm: Ron Carters Great Big BandWeek 2, 10/23-27 @ 8:30 & 11pm: Ron Carter Quartetwith Jimmy Greene (tenor sax) Renee Rosnes (piano) Payton Crossley (drums)Week 3, 10/30-11/3 @ 8:30 & 11pm: Ron Carters Golden Striker Trio with Russell Malone (guitar) Donald Vega (piano)