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Jeff Harner on stage. Photo by Steve Friedman
Cabaret
Holli Harms

Jeff Harnar Sings Cole Porter at Birdland

NEW YORK – Jeff Harnar Sings Cole Porter at Birdland with words of promise, new discoveries, love, and emotions existing as fountains of purity in each of us.

Marilyn Maye at Birdland (screen shot from Marilyn Maye's Rainbow Collection)
Cabaret
Tulis McCall

Marilyn Maye at Birdland

Regarding Marilyn Maye at Birdland: Stop reading. Go to the Birdland Website and get tickets for MARILYN MAYE. If you miss Marilyn at Birdland, don’t miss her next performance!

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland. Photo by Edward Kliszus
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Orrin Evans Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland

The Orrin Evans Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland was electric with a festive spirit as the big band took to the stage, adorned with shimmering decorations, glittering lights and guest stars Michelle Lordi, Alexia Bontempo, JD Walter, and Milton Suggs.

Conrad Herwig. Photo from ConradHerwig.com
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Conrad Herwig and The Latin Side All-Stars at The Django

Conrad Herwig and The Latin Side All-Stars at The Django brought forth classic, expressive jazz. Herwig enriched it with the syncopation, excitement, and complexity of Latin rhythm, the pathos of Coltrane, and a dash of the rhythmic drive of Bebop. After the band played the head, solos didn’t just follow the tune’s melody, a technique common with jazz players. Solos inhabited the structure of bar lines, chords, and powerful rhythms in personal contexts. The complex relationships between improvised melodies, structures, and rhythm resulted in rich, abstract, and contextual meanings for listeners. It was fantastic!

Michael Davis. Photo by Julieta Cervantes
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Michael Davis Hip-Bone Big Band

The Michael Davis Hip-Bone Big Band shook the rafters tonight at New York City’s Birdland Jazz Club with one great number after another. Tonight was a celebration of their new album, Open City. Performed for a packed house, they broke it down with contemporary jazz. It was modern, sophisticated, and cool with smatterings of bebop.

Cyclic Journey by Marshall Gilkes
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Marshall Gilkes Presents: Cyclic Journey

Gilkes’s new album Cyclic Journey touches anyone who appreciates and enjoys world-class artistry and virtuosity in classical and jazz idioms. Cyclic Journey is a musical adventure where the listener can experience the sounds of a team of musicians at the top of their game. At the same time, Gilkes shares his biographical virtual journey that emerged from his creative imagination. As you listen, close your eyes, and permit yourself to be transported through his ephemeral, beautiful sonic world.

Alexa Tarantino. Photo: Anna Yatskevich
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Alexa Tarantino Quartet

The Alexa Tarantino Quartet made the scene at the Birdland Jazz club. Alto saxophonist Tarantino brings the Bird back to Birdland with her smooth, mellow sound. She’s cool, relaxed, and versatile as she solos and trades with the best of them, allowing everyone to speak their own musical voices to songs in a great groove. She draws us into her world of energy, excitement, and romance. Her sound is soulful, rich, and as subtle and formidable as she commands.

Natalie Douglas Photo credt: Lynn Redmile
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Natalie Douglas

The audience was packed with Douglas’ loyal followers. As she introduced songs and told anecdotes of her mingling with the likes of Dolly Parton, Lena Horne, or Roberta Flack, people nodded and smiled in affirmation. She projects a sentimental, nostalgic, and caring persona and each song she sings creates a warm, safe, embracing space. Balancing her view of life through song is her sense of humor, a sweet smile, and joie de vivre.

Wendy Moten at the Nashville Hall of Fame Museum. Photo from wendymoten.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Wendy Moten at Birdland

Wendy Moten ascended to the Birdland stage with a smile and charm that lit up the room. From her first words and the comfortable swing tempo of her first song, All of Me, Moten emerged as a poised, expressive, and consummate artist. She conveyed her passionate insights with a beautiful, clear voice and through her ability to command any genre she desired.

Maurizio Spista. From Birdland.com
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Maurizio Spista Groove Jazz Funk Organ Trio

Tonight was not just a show; it was an authentic jam session of virtuoso artists guiding their listeners through time and continental travel, gospel, blues, jazz, cool, fusion, bossa, and funk.

Jeff Harnar Sings Cole Porter at Birdland

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