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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This Week - February 9-February 16

Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This WeekPhoto: rei hardt/Flickr 

Live music completely changes the atmosphere of any venue, and there's no city that gets that quite like New York does. Midtown is filled to the brim with live music in clubs and bars, and no matter what your style is, there's sure to be a venue that's right up your alley on City Guide's weekly calendar. From Midtown West to Midtown East, check out the rock, jazz, pop, and blues awaiting in our clubs and bars.

Amanda Green AF!* *And Friends - Birdland
February 09, 2020 - New York

Birdland Theater is proud to present the hilarious two-time Tony-nominated Broadway songwriter and award-winning performer Amanda Green in another episode of her popular uproarious series "Amanda Green AF* (*And Friends)." Amanda will be joined by her incredible and celebrated Broadway friends, including Jarrod Spector (The Cher Show), Kelli Barrett ("Verdon/Fosse" and Dr. Zhivago), Em Grosland (Emotional Creature) and Janet Krupin ("Bring it on", "Hands On A Hardbody"), bringing her own exuberant wit and hilarious banter in an evening of funny and moving original songs, including special previews of her up and coming shows.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
February 09, 2020 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.

Jane Irving Quartet - Birdland
February 09, 2020 - New York

While some singers make claim by including evergreens from the Great American Songbook in their repertoire, Jane Irving is a jazz singer. With lavish talent and striking originality, Jane is a truly gifted musician who possesses a gorgeous and engaging voice capable of stirring the emotions of everyone in the room.Australian born Irving has lived in NYC for 7 years. She has quickly made her mark on the scene, working solidly at various venues in and around the city with many of

Jihye Lee Orchestra - Birdland
February 09, 2020 - New York

She was an indie pop singer-songwriter in South Korea. Feeling that something was missing, Lee followed her curious heart and embarked for uncharted waters in 2011. She studied at the Berklee College of Music where she was introduced to big band music for the first time in her life, leading her to forge a whole new path in jazz composition. Soon after, she would receive the prestigious Duke Ellington Award for two consecutive years along with other scholarships and honors, confirming her hidden ability.

Desi Saturdays - Stage 48
Through February 09, 2020 - New York

Each & Every Saturday Night, come experience the Glamour & Glitz of Bollywood as you Mix, Mingle and Dance at New York City's Hottest Saturday Night DesiParty @ Stage48.Desi Saturdays is one high society DesiParty. Wow factor everywhere. Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, and did we mention beautiful people? High energy, amazing music and a packed house are just some of the traits of what you would expect at this weekly Bollywood party.This event is the talk of the town amongst young socialites. It's so exclusive it only takes place on Saturday Nights, and don't even try to dress down, because it is almost impossible to get in, but more importantly you would feel so out of place. So don your best, and you may just be lucky enough to party out on Saturdays Nights at Stage48!!

Melinda Rose Rodriguez - Birdland
February 10, 2020 - New York

Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer Melinda Rose Rodriguez will make her Birdland debut on Monday, February 10 at 7pm.Fresh off of national television, Melinda Rose Rodriguez will make her debut performance at one of the most acclaimed jazz clubs in the world, Birdland. The concert will consist of almost all original music written by Melinda with a few standard favorites. Melinda's music takes the listener back to the era of the timeless standards but with her own quirky twist. The show will feature up and coming pianist and vocalist, Alina Engibaryan, Dan Montgomery on bass and Evan Hyde on drums.

Arianna Neikrug Quartet - Birdland
February 10, 2020 - New York

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Arianna is a jazz/pop vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and recent Concord Jazz recording artist currently stationed in New York City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Studio Music and Jazz (Vocal) Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in May of 2015. Arianna has already made her mark in the jazz world. She was the winner of the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (The "Sassy" Awards) and has shared the stage with various artists including Steve Miller, Alice Cooper, Kenny Burrell, Neil Young, Al Jarreau, Mindy Abair, James Moody, George Benson, Karrin Allyson, Gretchen Parlato, and Roseanna Vitro. She has performed at some of the hottest jazz clubs in the us, including Jazz Standard and Birdland in NYC, Catalina Jazz Club and Blue Whale in Los Angeles, SFJazz center in San Francisco, Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver, and Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland
February 10, 2020 - New York

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is a wildly popular impromptu open mic/variety show that's been taking place on the Birdland stage every single Monday night since 2003! Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is the place where showbiz superstars rub elbows with up-and-comers, delivering jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. Cast Party has been honored with three BroadwayWorld Awards, a MAC Award, Bistro Award, and a Nightlife Award."...the place to be for those with a song on their lips."

Michael Longoria - Birdland
February 11, 2020 - New York

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Broadway performer Michael Longoria will be perform "Michael Longoria: Love Songs" in concert on Tuesday, February 11 at 7pm.Fresh off the Broadway Records release of his third studio album, Like They Do In The Movies, recording artist and concert star Michael Longoria brings a passionate concert of love songs to Birdland. A perfect date night for the Valentine at heart, Longoria's soaring vocals will serenade paramours and pals with hit love songs, guaranteed to get you in the mood to send flowers and chocolate to your sweetheart. Backed by a live band, Michael will also debut a brand new original love song that he wrote for his next album.

The Lineup with Susie Mosher - Birdland
February 11, 2020 - New York

THE LINEUP with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret, music and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza with her "dynamite voice, heartfelt observations and ridiculously funny improv." (Go Magazine). A hit with both critics and audiences, each LINEUP is unique and promises to deliver an unforgettable night of quintessential NYC entertainment.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland
February 12, 2020 - New York

Join us every Wednesday for The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, now in its 20th year of residency!Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way:

Alyssa Allgood - Birdland
February 13, 2020 - New York

A fast-rising Chicago singer...Allgood combines an unpretentious stage manner with a sophisticated jazz sensibility."-Chicago TribuneAlyssa Allgood has gained attention for "her technical control and [the] creative imagination of her work (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). She has been described as an "impressive bop-oriented singer" by DownBeat Magazine and "an emerging talent of considerable strength" by The New York City Jazz Record.

Champian Fulton - Birdland
Through February 13, 2020 - New York

Born in Oklahoma, Champian Fulton has become a world class Jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. She grew up with music in the home; her mother and father (Jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton) recognized her fascination with music at an early age. The presence of her father's musician friends, including Clark Terry and Major Holley, inspired her focus on Jazz. Her first paid musical engagement was with her own band at Clark Terry's 75th Birthday Party; she was 10 years old. Since then, her piano and voice skills have been recognized by peers and critics as distinctive and sophisticated. This young woman from Oklahoma captivates audiences in New York's finest Jazz rooms and in concert halls around the world.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
February 14, 2020 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

Lucky Cheng's Drag Cabaret, Restaurant & Bar Presents: What's Love Got to Do with It - Stage 48
February 14, 2020 - New York

Please join us on Friday, February 14th when the legendary Princess Diandra is our featured guest star channeling the likes of Tina, Diana, and Grace!Doors and Bar open at 6:30 PM7 PM Drag Dinner seating featuring a three course prix fixe menu created by Celebrity Executive Chef, Saul Montiel.Celebrate a Birthday, Bachelorette, Girls Night Out, RuPaul's Drag Race Fan, Valentine's Day, or entertain out of town guests!Stay after the Drag Dinner Show for the After Dinner Dance with DJ Loki Jojo.Please visit our website for more information.Ticket button will take you to our online reservations page. Guest check will be presented at the end of the Dinner Show. We do not charge a deposit for reservations.

Carole Bufford - Birdland
February 14, 2020 - New York

"It turns out that the great Sophie Tucker was not, in fact, the last of the Red Hot Mamas. That title now can be claimed by the young Ms. Carole Bufford." -The Wall Street JournalCarole has become one of the most sought after young performers on the American jazz and cabaret scene. She recently enjoyed a highly praised 10 month solo run at New York's Birdland Jazz Club and a monthly residency at Feinstein's/54 Below and is currently touring around the US. Her shows, speak easy. (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), Come Together, and You Don't Own Me earned her rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times (UK). She was featured in Michael Feinstein's American Songbook series at Jazz at Lincoln Center as well as numerous Pops performances with orchestras across the country. Bufford is the recipient of the Nightlife, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld Awards for Outstanding Vocalist,

Eric Comstock with Sean Smith Bass & special guest Barbara Fasano Voice - Birdland
February 15, 2020 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITHwith special guest BARBARA FASANO"Smart, suave & utterly delightful an ingenious musical wit a dispenser of cabaret caviar." The New York Times"Erudite Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure." The New YorkerHailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

Catherine Russell and Her Septet: Alone Together - Birdland
Through February 15, 2020 - New York

Catherine Russell - VocalsMatt Munisteri - GuitarMark Shane - PianoTal Ronen - BassMark McLean - DrumsJon-Erik Kellso - TrumpetEvan Arntzen - ReedsJohn Allred - TromboneGrammy nominated vocalist Catherine Russell "One of the outstanding singers of our time," (Wall Street Journal) bolsters her reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of early-20th century American music. The daughter of pioneering jazz musician Carline Ray and long-time Louis Armstrong band leader and arranger Luis Russell, Catherine Russell has "a voice that wails like a horn and whispers like a snake in the Garden of Eden." (NPR) In addition to her own acclaimed recordings, Russell has been prominently featured providing period music on the soundtracks to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and other film and television productions.

Artists for World Peace on Broadway 9 - Cutting Room
February 16, 2020 - New York

Artists for World Peace presents its 9th Annual Broadway fundraiser!Come watch as Broadway performers sing, dance, and tell stories to help children all over the world. The performance will take place on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 at the highly celebrated venue The Cutting Room. This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting and party with them after the show!

Karen Oberlin in Bad Love: The Randy Newman Songbook - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - New York

Randy Newman, as a songwriter, is an impassioned social realist in the same vein as (or school of) Yip Harburg mixed with Lorenz Hart... Someone who recognizes the power of songs, with lyrics that can remind us of injustice, the sting of loss and how unkind people can be... And yet in that salad of cruelty Newman tosses large amounts of love, joy and delicious humor. Songs in the show range from hilarious yet poignant songs like Political Science and The Great Nations of Europe to his heart-wrenching ballads such as I Think It's Going to Rain Today and Losing You, along with many delicious surprises. His songs prove to to be as timely as ever. Karen Oberlin is thrilled to return to Birdland Theater, with Ian Herman on piano. She feels a strong connection to Newman's varied body of work, and here she explores the many facets of this heartbreaking, fearless and hilarious songbook.

Jamie deRoy and Friends - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that hostess/producer Jamie deRoy will be bringing her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, back to Birdland on Sunday, February 16 at 5:30pm. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative.Special guests at Jamie deRoy & friends will be Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera), Rick Crom (Newsical, Urinetown), Harrison Greenbaum ("America's Got Talent"), and Paula Dione Ingram (Carmen Jones/West End, Porgy & Bess, PBS). The show will be directed by Barry Kleinbort, and musical directed by Ron Abel, with Tom Hubbard on bass.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.

Marissa Mulder: I'll Follow The Sun -The Songs of Lennon and McCartney - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - New York

The Multiple award-winning songstress digs deep into this iconic catalogue of material from infectious songs like "Penny Lane" to haunting ballads like "Julia" and "She's Leaving Home."Ms. Mulder sang as if the songs were torn from inside her and reduced the room to a hushed silence. Far and away the seasons best cabaret show, everything the genre can be but almost never is." Stephen Holden-NY Times

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