Our 23-year weekly residency at the beautiful Birdland Theater every Wednesday at 5:30pm is going strong! Located in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District, Birdland is the perfect place for dinner and a drink or two after a Broadway matinee or before an evening performance. Or you may just want to come and hear the nation's leading hot jazz band in its natural habitat!
Personnel for May:
May 3rd: Danny Tobias, trumpet; Will Anderson, clarinet/alto sax; Jim Fryer, trombone; Vince Giordano, banjo/guitar; Alex Raderman, drums
May 10th: Gordon Au, trumpet; Will Anderson, clarinet/alto sax; Jim Fryer, trombone; Vince Giordano, banjo/guitar; Alex Raderman, drums
May 17th: Joe Boga, trumpet; Will Anderson, clarinet/alto sax; Jim Fryer, trombone; Vince Giordano, banjo/guitar; Alex Raderman, drums
May 24th: Alphonso Horne, trumpet, Jay Rattman, clarinet/alto sax; Jim Fryer, trombone; Arnt Arntzen, banjo/guitar; Alex Raderman, drums
May 31st: Joe Boga, trumpet; Anat Cohen, clarinet; Jim Fryer, trombone; Arnt Arntzen, banjo/guitar; Alex Raderman, drums
For reservations go to "upcoming performances" tab.
History of 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.
Birdland Personnel First 20 Years
J. Walter Hawkes
Ali Jackson, Jr.
Shane Del Robles
Jeff "Tain" Watts