Birdland New York Live

It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known as “Bird,” who was the dynamic creative personality who served as the inspiration for Birdland.When the ori... (more)

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It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known as “Bird,” who was the dynamic creative personality who served as the inspiration for Birdland.When the original Birdland opened in December, 1949, Charlie Parker was the headliner and the club was located on Broadway.In addition to Bird, many jazz legends were regulars at the club, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Stan Getz, Lester Young, Erroll Garner, and many, many others.But as a new popular music, Rock & Roll emerged, Birdland’s fortunes declined in the 60′s and its doors were closed in 1965.Birdland awoke uptown where it was well renowned for its great acoustics and unique setup. In ten years, more than 2,000 emerging artists performed at the club.Now, half a century later, the Birdland banner has been reborn in midtown and called, “close to perfection for serious fans and musicians,” by The New York Times. The new Birdland offers top-flight jazz in a world class setting, good sight lines and acoustics, elbow room, and an award-winning menu featuring American cuisine with a Cajun flair.