Ruth Leon recommends: Birdland streams

Ruth Leon recommends: Birdland streams


norman lebrecht

August 17, 2022

To my delight, New York’s Birdland, known as ‘The Jazz Corner of the World’, has finally started livestreaming some of its acts so that those of us not able to be at 43rd and 9th Avenue can also experience some of the joys of its varied jazz programming. Each livestream is available for replay to give us a chance to see and hear it.

Here’s what’s coming up this week:

The Gil Evans Project: Aug 16 (Miles Ahead), Aug 17 (Porgy & Bess), and Aug 19 (Sketches of Spain). All shows @ 9:30pm ET and available for replay through Sunday 8/22.
Streaming Passes at

An exclusive one-of-a-kind event! Band leader Ryan Truesdell recreates the beloved Columbia recordings iconic jazz trumpeter Miles Davis made in collaboration with arranger Gil Evans. A 21-piece jazz orchestra and guest soloist in rarely heard performances of the music from “Miles Ahead,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “Sketches of Spain.” *Passes may be purchased individually or in a discounted bundle.

More here.


  • drummerman says:

    Not to be confused with the original Birdland, which closed in the ’60s and was located at Broadway and West 52nd Street.