BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will current the return of Karen Mason along with her live performance “Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!” on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. Mason’s legendary vacation present options distinctive interpretations of outdated and new seasonal classics. Sassy, brassy, and tinged with confessional monologues, this present features a slinky association of “Santa Claus Is Coming to City,” a heartfelt “I’ll Be Dwelling for Christmas,” and plenty of extra. The night is directed by Barry Kleinbort; with musical course by Christopher Denny on piano, and Tom Hubbard on bass. There’s a $40 music cost. Birdland is situated at 315 West 44th Road in New York.
Karen Mason was not too long ago seen enjoying Mrs. Marsh on Ryan Murphy’s “Halston” on Netflix. On tour, was final seen as Madame Giry within the North American premiere of Love By no means Dies (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic sequel to The Phantom of the Opera). On Broadway, she starred as The Queen of Hearts in Wonderland and originated the function of Tanya in Mamma Mia! (2002 Drama Desk nomination as Greatest Actress). Her different main roles embrace Norma Desmond in Sundown Boulevard on Broadway and in Los Angeles for 3 years; Velma von Tussel within the Broadway firm of Hairspray; “Monotony” singer and Mazeppa in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. In regional theater, Karen starred in Chasing Rainbows (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Christmas Story as Miss Shields; White Christmas (St. Louis Muni Opera); Facet by Facet by Sondheim (Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida); Gypsy (Sundance Theatre in California); Firm (Huntington Theatre in Boston). Off-Broadway, she gained the Outer Critics Circle Award for her efficiency in And The World Goes ‘Spherical.
She is a 14-time MAC Award winner, and was the recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. She additionally gained 3 Bistro Awards. Her eight recordings embrace the only “It’s About Time,” written by Paul Rolnick and Shelly Markham; her 2009 MAC Award-winning Proper Right here/ Proper Now, The Sweetest of Nights, When the Solar Comes Out, Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!, Higher Days (that includes the 1998 Emmy Award-winning music “Maintain Me”); and Not So Merely Broadway. Additionally, Wonderland (authentic solid); the movie Jeffrey (Varese Sarabande); Great City (JAY Data); the solid album of And The World Goes ‘Spherical (RCA Victor). www.karenmason.com
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will current Karen Mason in “Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!” on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM There’s a $40 music cost and a $20 meals and beverage minimal. Birdland is situated at 315 West 44th Road (between 8th and 9th Avenues) in Manhattan.Forreservations, please name (212) 581-3080 or go to www.BirdlandJazz.com. In compliance with New York Metropolis guidelines for indoor actions, Birdland requires proof of vaccination or a verified medical exemption from all prospects, workers, and performers.
UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS AT BIRDLAND THEATER AND BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB
Each Monday at 9:30 PM – Birdland Jazz Membership
Jim Caruso’s Solid Get together
“Jim Caruso’s Solid Get together,” a New York establishment for nearly 20 years, is a wildly fashionable weekly open mic evening/selection present that has introduced a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to Birdland since 2004. Referred to as “show-business heaven” by The New York Occasions and “the gold-standard of open mic nights” by The Wall Road Journal, “Solid Get together” will make the most of the town’s post-pandemic nightlife renaissance to maintain presenting a potent mixture of Broadway stars, jazz swingers and cabaret legends, along with new faces and rising expertise from each style. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides your entire affair, whereas musical genius Billy Stritch (Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett) holds court docket on the ivories and leads the Solid Get together Symphony Orchestra (Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums).
$30 + $20 meals/drink minimal
Each Saturday at 5:30 PM – Birdland Jazz Membership
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
Hailed as “the truest inheritor to Bobby Quick” in The New York Occasions, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everybody from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit Our Sinatra (which Eric co-wrote) and have since labored individually and collectively all over the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper the place the music and tales are equally nice. Sean Smith has been an integral a part of the worldwide jazz scene for over 25 years, and has carried out with Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, Benny Carter, Artwork Farmer, Flip Phillips, Clark Terry and plenty of others. Barbara Fasano has been praised as “a beautiful, soulful singer who has an actor’s depth in no matter she sings” by The New York Put up and “a lyrically delicate interpreter” by The New York Occasions. Her newest album Busy Being Free is the recipient of the MAC Award for “Main Recording of the 12 months.”
$30 + $20 meals/drink minimal
December 5 (Monday) 7:00 PM –Birdland Jazz Membership
Billy Gilman – “A Billy Gilman Christmas”
Gilman is the platinum-selling nation music artist recognized for his run on NBC’s “The Voice.” Billy will ring within the vacation season with seasonal classics like “Have Your self a Merry Little Christmas” and “Sleigh Journey,” in addition to a few of his hits together with “Heat and Fuzzy,” “New Child in City,” and “One Voice.” Gilman burst onto the nationwide stage in 2000 releasing the hit single “One Voice.” His debut album was licensed double platinum in the USA, and he was included within the Guinness Ebook of World Data for being the youngest singer to ever attain #1 on the Billboard “High Nation Album” charts. He has offered ten million albums worldwide and garnered awards and nods from the Grammys, the Academy of Nation Music, the Nation Music Affiliation, Billboard Journal, and the American Music Affiliation.
$40 tables / $90 VIP Tickets + $20 meals/drink minimal
December September 11 (Friday-Sunday) 7:00 & 9:30 PM – Birdland Theater
Carole J. Bufford – “Classic Pop!”
Vocalist Carole J. Bufford will have fun the New York debut of her live performance “Classic Pop!” This engagement follows profitable reveals in London, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, San Diego, Florida, and past. “Classic Pop!” travels by decade, from the Twenties to the Nineteen Eighties, exploring how the fashion and sound of pop music developed through the years. With contemporary takes on these multi-generational songs, count on a night of powerhouse vocals, tales behind the music, and Bufford’s inimitable supply of songs you like and maybe a couple of new discoveries. The present options music made well-known by Judy Garland, Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, The Animals, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sting, Tina Turner, Prince and extra. Bufford has develop into some of the sought-after performers on the American classic pop and cabaret scene. Her reveals embrace “Communicate Straightforward” (that includes the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), “Come Collectively,” and “You Don’t Personal Me.” She at present excursions along with her solo reveals in addition to with symphonies throughout the nation. Carole can also be the recipient of BroadwayWorld’s Vocalist of the 12 months award and the latest Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Vocal Competitors.
$30 tables / $30 bar + $20 meals/drink minimal
December 12 (Monday) 7:00 PM– Birdland Jazz Membership
James Barbour – “Annual Vacation Live performance”
When James Barbour returns along with his annual vacation live performance, the viewers shall be entertained with unimaginable music and the heat of the season. As he does yearly, James and his shock friends from the Broadway stage will assist ring within the vacation season. James was nominated for the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Awards for Greatest Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Sydney Carton within the Broadway musical model of A Story of Two Cities. He has starred on Broadway in such award-winning reveals as Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, Disney’s Magnificence and the Beast as The Beast, Carousel as Billy Bigelow, Urinetown as Officer Lockstock, and Jane Eyreas as Edward Rocheste (Drama League Award nomination). He additionally appeared within the Broadway manufacturing of Cyrano and the nationwide tour of The Secret Backyard. His tv credit vary from the pilots of “The District,” “Simply Shoot Me” and “Flashpoint” to appearances on “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” “Ed,” “That’s Life,” “Some Enchanted Night: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein” (PBS),”“Magnificence and the Beast: A Live performance on Ice” (CBS), the PBS mini-series “American Expertise: John & Abigail Adams” (enjoying Thomas Jefferson) and the movie model of “A Story of Two Cities” in live performance for public tv.
$45 tables / $45 bar + $20 meals/drink minimal
December 12 (Monday) 8:30 PM– Birdland Theater
Edmund Bagnell – “Dwelling For The Holidays”
By way of music and humor, singer and violinist Edmund Bagnell shares his heartfelt and humorous recipe for a wonderfully imperfect vacation season. Edmund shall be joined on stage by musical director/pianist Mark Hartman and particular visitor Lisa Boccuzzi. Bagnell is a various artist, having carried out as an actor, violinist, singer, and 1st violinist and singer within the internationally touring string quartet Properly Strung, which launched three chart-topping albums within the classical crossover style and carried out thrice on the “Immediately” present. As an actor, Edmund was solid as Tobias within the nationwide tour of John Doyle’s staging of Sweeney Todd, which led to all kinds of performing roles. In 2019, he premiered and toured internationally along with his solo one-man present, “He Performs the Violin.” In 2020, he launched his first solo album, Christmas at Dwelling, which was included on a number of better of lists together with USA Immediately. This previous summer season, Edmund debuted his second solo present, “Joyful Days Are Right here Once more,” and within the fall he launched a brand new EP,The Street, which incorporates the unique songs “The Water” and “The Street.”
$30 tables / $30 bar + $20 meals/drink minimal
December 20-25 (Tuesday-Sunday) 5:30 PM – Birdland Jazz Membership
“A Swinging Birdland Christmas” with Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch
The thirteenth yr of “A Swinging Birdland Christmas” will star Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. The trio can also be releasing a Deluxe Version of their fashionable album, “Christmas at Birdland,”produced by Wayne Haun on the Club44 Data label. Within the custom of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch carry out swinging preparations of “The Christmas Waltz,” Kay Thompson’s “The Vacation Season,” “Sleigh Journey,” “I’ve Acquired My Like to Maintain Me Heat,” “Snow,” and “It Occurred In Solar Valley,” amongst different favorites.The present may even embrace a musical tribute to Birdland common Freddy Cole, who was additionally a vacation custom. The singers shall be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums.
$30 cowl, $10 meals/drink minimal
December 26 (Monday) 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM – Birdland Jazz Membership
Our Sinatra: A Musical Celebration
Our Sinatra returns to Birdland to have fun the music of Frank Sinatra. Three performers playfully work together with each other, sharing their pleasure and fervour for this nice music as they lovingly sing the hits of Sinatra, individually and together, taking the viewers again to relive reminiscences. The present consists of over 50 songs interspersed with witty banter and humor. The present covers Sinatra’s total musical cannon from the basic ballads of the ‘40s to the saloon and torch songs, the ‘50s and ‘60s swingers and the all-time hits. Our Sinatra steers away from imitation and impersonation as these achieved performers ship the good music of Sinatra. The New York Occasions calls Our Sinatra “an completely successful tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes” and “superior leisure.” After two sold-out nationwide excursions, and a latest profitable restricted engagement on the Birdland, Our Sinatra will have fun 1500 performances Off Broadway and its twentieth anniversary. Directed by Kurt Stamm, the manufacturing group additionally consists of Richard Maltby, Jr. (Manufacturing Supervisor).
$40 tables / $30 bar + $20 meals/drink minimal
December 29 – January 1 (Thursday-Sunday) 8:30 PM (12/29); 7:00 & 9:30 PM (12/30); 7:00 & 11:00 PM (12/31); 7:00 & 9:30 PM (1/1) – Birdland Theater
What do these three scenes have in frequent? 1) Steve Allen discovers a younger singer at The Colony in Kansas Metropolis and presents her to a nationwide viewers. 2) Johnny Carson tells America on reside TV, “And that, younger singers, is the way in which it’s performed.” 3) Standing room solely audiences collect for a latest 8-day engagement of: “Her Means: A Salute to Sinatra.” The reply? All of them depend upon the expertise of musical legend Marilyn Maye. A treasure of American music with 76 appearances on “The Tonight Present,” a 1966 Grammy nomination for Greatest New Artist, and lifelong achievement awards from each the Oklahoma Jazz Corridor of Fame and the American Jazz Museum, Maye will lead audiences into the New 12 months with the grace that she has delivered to her jaw-dropping performances for the previous eighty years on stage.
12/29-30, 8:30 PM: $50 tables / $40 bar + $20 meals/drink minimal
12/31, 7:00 & 11:00 PM: Tiered Seating $75-150 tables / $75 bar + $20 meals/drink minimal
1/1, 7:00 & 9:30 PM: $50 tables / $40 bar + $20 meals/drink minimal