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

REVIEW: Barbara Fasano at Birdland Theater

February 10, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Rob Lester, Broadway World I’d like to begin this review of Barbara Fasano‘s evening at Birdland by thanking the longtime personal physician of the late Irving Berlin. The great songwriter revealed that it was his doctor who responded to complaints about Berlin’s anxiety-fueled bouts of insomnia with the suggestion that he dwell instead on … Read More

Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: March 2020

February 10, 2020Birdland, Press Releases

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proud to announce their March schedules! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch John Pizzarelli and The Swing 7, The Curtis Stigers Quintet, The Yellowjackets, The Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra Directed by David DeJesus, Steve Ross, Erena Terakubo and Nana Quintet, Lenna Borghesi & Marta Sanders, Constantine Maroulis, Michelle Lordi … Read More

FEATURE: A Night At Birdland With Julie Halston

February 7, 2020Birdland, Press Reel

By Stephen Sorokoff, Times Square Chronicles Primary Stages celebrated it’s 35th anniversary this season by presenting the newest work The Confession of Lily Dare from one of it’s most frequent collaborators, the legendary master of theatrical parody Charles Busch.  Who better to join us to see one of Mr. Busch’s collaborators Julie Halston in her … Read More

REVIEW: Ari Axelrod – Rebel with A Cause At Birdland

February 4, 2020Birdland, Press Reel

By Stephen Mosher, BWW “Ari, you can’t hand out those menus for your catering company all over the school, you have to stop. And I’d like to order a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.” The next day Ari Axelrod delivered to his First Grade school teacher a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, freshly made at … Read More

FEATURE: Valentine’s Day Cabaret – Birdland

February 3, 2020Birdland, Features, Press Reel

By Stephen Mosher, BWW It’s The Most Wonderful Time In The Year. Right? Not Christmas — Valentine’s Day. Ok, so not everyone feels that way. There are a lot of people who don’t like Valentine’s Day. Maybe they resent the holiday because they are single, or it’s such a drain on the wallet, or maybe … Read More