LIVE AT BIRDLAND
Featuring THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND
Directed by TOMMY IGOE
Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Founded in New York City in 1949, Birdland is named after famed saxophone player Charlie “Bird” Parker. The list of musicians who have performed there throughout its illustrious history reads like a who’s who of jazz. Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young are but a few of the many jazz greats who made Birdland their New York home. Featuring the Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe, Live at Birdland recreates the ambience and experience of a night at the legendary club. The show features fresh treatments of iconic Charlie Parker compositions and innovative arrangements from contemporary composers such as Chick Corea, Arturo Sandoval, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Lennon/McCartney, and Leonard Bernstein. The Birdland Big Band also maintains a rare selection of renowned pieces from the Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman orchestras. Audiences will be entertained with an unforgettable night of music that goes beyond the traditional and sets the standard for the 21st century jazz orchestra.
Tickets are $30 Regular, $28 Seniors and Students