10 BEST QUARANTINE CONCERTS ONLINE: Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Virtual Birdland – The New York Times

July 21, 2020Birdland, Event Announcement, Press Reel

By Jon Pareles, The New York Times Some livestreamed concerts emulate the one-time-only experience of live shows — they’re webcast just once in real time, then disappear from the web. Others recognize that anything that’s digitized can be recorded and replayed. Here, alphabetically, are 10 of the best virtual concerts that have stayed online. Read … Read More

REVIEW: Jane Monheit At Birdland / Cabaret Scenes

March 9, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Is Jane Monheit a jazz singer or is she a cabaret singer? She meshed both identities together marvelously in her latest show at Birdland. Monheit brought a unique interpretation to every song, making each selection from the Great American Songbook feel new and delightfully different. She is a true jazz … Read More

REVIEW: Catherine Russell: Alone Together: A Valentine’s Week Celebration At Birdland / Cabaret Scenes

February 19, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Catherine Russell is one of the truly wonderful jazz singers of our time. Add her all-star band consisting of Mark Munisteri (guitar), Mark Shane (piano), Tal Ronen (bass), Mark McLean (drums), Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (reeds), and John Allred (trombone), and you have the recipe for a memorable 90-minute … Read More