Omicron might be frightful, but music at Birdland is truly delightful. For the 12th consecutive year, Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch have joined forces for A Swinging Birdland Christmas. Bass player Steve Doyle and drummer Daniel Glass will accompany the trio.
The five-night engagement kicked off last evening. It will play nightly at 5:30 PM at the famed music club through December 25th. Audiences can expect to hear familiar Christmas tunes as well as lesser-known pieces like “Stuck in the Chimney”, “It Happened in Sun Valley” and “Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells.” (For those unfamiliar with the late Thompson, do yourself a favor and hear her version here.) There will also be a tribute to Freddy Cole, a member of the Birdland family who passed away last year
Don your gay apparel, pack your proof of vax, mask up and head to Birdland to boost your yuletide cheer.
A Swinging Birdland Christmas. Now through Dec. 25th @ 5:30 PM every night. There is a $30 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street between 8th and 9th. For tickets and information, visit Birdland