Upcoming Concerts at Birdland
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 From $50
Birdland is a jazz club started in New York City on December 15, 1949. The original Birdland, which was located at 1678 Broadway, just north of West 52nd Street in Manhattan, was closed in 1965 due to increased rents, but it re-opened for one night in 1979. A revival began in 1986 with the opening of the second nightclub by the same name that is now located in Manhattan's Theater District, not far from the original nightclub's location. The current location is in the building next to The New York Observer headquarters.
When the original Birdland opened in December, 1949, Charlie Parker was the headliner and the club was located on Broadway, a block west of the 52nd Street scene. But as Rock & Roll emerged, Birdland’s fortunes declined in the 60′s and its doors were closed on Broadway and 52nd in 1965. Birdland awoke uptown in 1986 at 2745 Broadway, on the corner 105th Street. Now, Birdland has been reborn in midtown and called, “close to perfection for serious fans and musicians,” by The New York Times.