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Address: 315 West 44th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Feb-22-19 05:30 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!"
Feb-22-19 08:30 PM Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Saxes:Joe LovanoDave LiebmanGreg OsbyPhil Markowitz: PianoCecil McBee: BassDrums: Billy Hart
Feb-22-19 11:00 PM Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Saxes:Joe LovanoDave LiebmanGreg OsbyPhil Markowitz: PianoCecil McBee: BassDrums: Billy Hart
Feb-23-19 05:30 PM Jay Leonhart
Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. His first one-man show "The Bass Lesson" is being received warmly by critics and audiences. Jay's next show "Nukular Tulips" is in the works.With:Jay Leonhart - BassKenny Ascher - PianoVito Lesczak - Drums
Feb-23-19 08:30 PM Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Saxes:Joe LovanoDave LiebmanGreg OsbyPhil Markowitz: PianoCecil McBee: BassDrums: Billy Hart
Feb-23-19 11:00 PM Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Saxes:Joe LovanoDave LiebmanGreg OsbyPhil Markowitz: PianoCecil McBee: BassDrums: Billy Hart
Feb-24-19 06:00 PM Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra
Reeds: Alejandro Aviles, Todd Bashore, Tim Armacost, John Ellis, Terry GossTrumpets: Alex Norris, Jim Seeley, Johnatan Powel, David NevesBones: Noah Bless, Sam Blakeslee, Eric Miller, James RodgersPiano/Conductor: Emilio SollaBandoneon: Julien LabroBass: Pablo AslanDrums: Ferenc NemethSolla has written music for and recorded/performed with Paquito DRivera, Arturo OFarrill, Edmar Castaeda, and many others tango and latin jazz greats. His album Second Half was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. He continues to tour with his many projects, from duos to symphony orchestras, and is an active freelance arranger and composer in the demanding NY music scene. For more info please visit emiliosolla.com The virile throb of Astor Piazzolla was omnipresent in Sollas stately pulse The New York TimesThe Tango Jazz Orchestra
Feb-24-19 06:00 PM Live Jazz at Birdland Birdland: Legendary New York Jazz Club

Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Feb-24-19 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
Feb-24-19 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