Birdland

315 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
ph. 212-581-3080
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May11 Eric Comstock + Barbara Fasano buy
Jul15 Ben Allison
Jul16 Ben Allison
Jul17 Ben Allison
Jul18 Ben Allison
Jul19 Ben Allison
Aug14 John Abercrombie

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Birdland

Ever since most of Chicago’s top musicians moved to New York in the mid-to-late 1920s, New York City has been the Jazz Mecca. Nearly every major jazz style of the past seventy years has been initiated in the Big Apple.

It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known to his fans and fellow musicians as “Bird,” a contraction of Yardbird, his formal nickname, who was the dynamic creative personality and genius of the alto saxophone who served as the inspiration for Birdland.

When the original Birdland opened sixty years ago in December, 1949, Charlie Parker was the headliner and the club was located on Broadway, a block west of the 52nd Street scene, which was a hotbed of jazz in the 1930s and 40s. ...
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