Birdland announces the new Latin Live Jazz Shows this February

The famous Latin Jazz’s Nightclub brings to their stage four renowned artists of the New York Jazz scene to present their biggest hits during this month

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The famous Latin Jazz’s Nightclub brings to their stage four renowned artists of the New York Jazz scene to present their biggest hits during this month

DATE: Sunday, February 3rd

SHOW: 9:00PM & 11:00PM

PRICE: $40 General Seating

Birdland kicks off the New Latin Live Jazz Shows with  ARTURO O’FARRILL, a modern composer and pianist. He combines European harmony and instruments with those from India, Africa, and the Caribbean to bring a never heard ensemble sound to bear. “Resist” comprises a weaving together of different influences into a new fabric, partly rough-textured, but with an internal dialogue that honors of each musical idea. There is the combination of flute (Alejandro Aviles) and tuba (Earl McIntyre) – two ends of the tonal and pitch spectrum, in duet with one another plus trumpet (Adam O’Farrill). Sometimes they play the same notes, only octaves apart, and sometimes in counterpoint with one another. Latin percussion (Carlos “Carly” Maldonado) combines with African drums (Neil Clarke) and drum set (Zack O’Farrill), held together by the bassist Bambam Rodriguez. Special guest slam poet Baba Israel is also featured.


DATES: From Wednesday, February 6th to Saturday, February 9th

SHOWS: 7:00PM & 9:45PM

PRICE: $20 – $30

Continuing with the Live Jazz entertaiment in this famous Nigthclub will be CLAUDIA ACUÑA, celebrating the release of her album “TURNING PAGES”. This new album is an exquisite reintroduction to a singer who has thrived at the cusp of jazz and Latin American music. Slated for release on February 1st, 2019, the project captures an artist in the process of reinventing herself, with a program of strikingly melodic original songs expressing her singular vision. Please, visit her Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Claudiaacunamusic/


DATES: Sunday, February 10TH & Sunday, February 17TH

SHOWS: 9:00PM & 11:00PM

PRICE: $40 General Seating

The third important Latin Orchestra that will be present in this venue during two Sundays in February is: THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, which is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O’Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit them at www.afrolatinjazz.org


DATES: Sunday, February 24TH

SHOW: 6:00PM

PRICE: $30

And finally, the Grammy nominated Argentine pianist, composer and bandleader EMILIO SOLLA has chosen Birdland for the official premiere of his brand new TANGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA on February 24th, a 17 piece band that incorporates many of the best NY jazz players.

SOLLA has written music for and recorded/performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, and many others tango and Latin Jazz genius, and his album “Second Half” was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. For major information please, visit www.emiliosolla.com

Birdland Details:

 $10 food/drink minimum per person

 Dinner is served between 5:00PM – 1:00AM

Venue: 315w 44th St, NY, New York 10036

Website: www.birdlandjazz.com