Birdland Jazz Club

Established in 1949, the NYC jazz club Charlie Parker called, “The Jazz Corner of the World.” Edited by Ryan Paternite. Submissions: rp@birdlandjazz.com


“I’m Going to Kick Your Ass if This Guy Can’t Play”

Mike Stern and Bill Evans, United by Miles and More


White Elephant, Yogi Berra, and Men Behind Bars

Mike Mainieri Discusses 35 Years of Steps Ahead and More



35 Years, On Stage and Off:

Billy Stritch on his Collaboration with Marilyn Maye


Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianist-accompanists in the world…


Sara Gazarek: The Next Important Jazz Singer

In a community teaming with startlingly gifted young singers, Sara Gazarek is a stand out. On her fourth album and debut…


A Testament to Dedication

“Final Night at Birdland”


The emails and tweets were relentless and ecstatic: “Chico won.” A pure passion project, marking the end of a life


Heaven Is On The Bandstand

Renee Rosnes on Joe Henderson and More


For several years, all-star veterans of the late, pantheonic tenor saxophonist and composer Joe…


Prepared by Experience

A Brief Interview with Billy Childs


Update: Congratulations to Billy Childs! His arrangement of “New York Tendaberry”…


Testifying Before Congress, The Death of The Recording Industry, and All That Jazz

A Brief Interview with Ben Allison


Old Soul New Projects

A Brief Interview with Loston Harris


Loston Harris’ piano playing has been described as percussive but incredibly fluid, his vocals, suave and…


Afro Celtic?

Arturo O’Farrill with “Auction Project” at Birdland


Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill — leader of the “first family…