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Birdland

315 W. 44th St, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212/581-3080
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Ranked #2 of 778 nightlife in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars
Traveler Description: Birdland got its name from jazz great Charlie Parker's nickname: Bird. Over the 58 years it has been open, it has been the place to see all the jazz... more »
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Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a great time at Birdland, chatted with the musicians who are very approachable. Bartender is great and fun. I came for the 8.30 session, and they let me stay for the 11pm one as well, since the later one is usually not fully booked. Both sessions were very diverse, but also very different; nothing really was repeated! It's therefore... More

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you like Jazz this is a great place to go. Purchase tickets online for the jazz you want, arrive an hour before. Short line and your table is reserved. $10 min p.p. Food or wine. We shared the crab cakes and a bottle of wine. Atmosphere is excellent. Only holds about 100 or slightly more. Intimate but casual dress... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Saw Jane Monheit for her 6 pm Sunday jam with her group and guests. It's like stepping back 60 or so years. Great jazz in a classic setting. Her show is superb. Service and food above average. A very nice early evening.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This Jazz Club has a long history in New York and is well deserved I'm sure. As a first time visitor to the city and not a "club" visitor in general I wanted to experience some live music in this setting. I was not disappointed and loved the experience! We went to the dinner show and saw Linda Lavin! She... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We heard the Louis Armstrong Eternity Band which plays every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The night we were there they had a great line up. While I missed a pianist all the musicians: sax and clarinet, banjo, tuba, trumpet, trombone and drums were great

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to the Saturday 6 PM show with Barbara Carroll. It was excellent with good food and good service. There were not many people there, so we had a great table very close to the stage. I will try to go again next time I'm in NYC.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I visited this place during the July 4th weekend it is a very nice place to dine and listen to great jazz music. Staff were friendly and venue was nice.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening of live jazz music in the historic and legendary Birdland! We saw Arturo O'Farrill and Auction Project - great group - wow! Awesome and very friendly service and a wonderful positive vibe in this club!

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West Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I am not always a huge fan of Jazz but I had heard about Birdland on W. 44th St. in NYC and decided to take a chance on o"Ferrill and his quirky collection of musicians--accordian player, fiddler, drummer, and bass--this fourth of july weekend. The opening number was everything I don't like about Jazz-chaotic and feeling so off key but... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Louis Armstrong tribute band was excellent and very enjoyable. Food was in the "unremarkable" category and a bit overpriced (as expected).

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