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315 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
ph. 212-581-3080
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Feb18Mon
Steve Ross
Birdland
New York, NY
$35
Feb18Mon
Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Birdland
New York, NY
$30
Feb19Tue
Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Birdland
New York, NY
$30
Feb19Tue
Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Birdland
New York, NY
$30
Feb20Wed
David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
Birdland
New York, NY
$30
Feb20Wed
Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Birdland
New York, NY
$30
Feb20Wed
Joe Lovano Saxophone Summit
Birdland
New York, NY
$30

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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.

Miraculously, just as the scene on 52nd Street caved in, Birdland was born and quickly came to prominence

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