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Billy Stritch Big Birdland Birthday Bash

By Charlotte Robinson, February 01, 2022


Birdland Jazz Club presents Grammy Award-nominated pianist, vocalist & songwriter Billy Stritch for an exclusive five-show concert engagement celebrating “Billy Stritch’s Big Birdland Birthday Bash!” from Thursday February 10th through Saturday February 12th in NYC. Special guests over the run will include Marilyn Maye, Max von Essen, Sally Mayes, Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & more. This new show highlights Billy’s unique mix of songs from the jazz canon & the Great American Songbook from writers such as Stephen Sondheim, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, George Gershwin & Harold Arlen in addition to personal favorites from his award-winning livestream series “Billy’s Place.” In addition to Stritch on piano & vocals the Birdland shows will feature Tom Hubbard on bass & Eric Halvorson on drums. The run of concerts also helps celebrate “The Sunday Set” the new album with Jim Caruso which boasts a new selection of urbane standards, jazz favorites & sly comedy numbers. The recording from Club44 Records was captured live at The Birdland Theater & released last month. Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York & national jazz & cabaret scenes. A chance meeting with Liza Minnelli in 1991 resulted in her asking him to create vocal arrangements for Liza’s record-breaking extravaganza Stepping Out at Radio City. In addition to his 25-year collaboration with as accompanist & opening act for Liza, Billy recently toured with the legendary Tony Bennett as Tony’s pianist & musical director. Table seating is $30 & Bar Seating is $20 plus a food & beverage $20 minimum. Birdland is a fully vaccinated venue & all patrons must bring & show proof of vaccine or verified medical exemption to attend the show. For More Info & Tix…

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