This July at Bird’s Basement!

This July is proving to be a scorcher at Bird’s Basement with some of the world’s most in-demand international artists stopping by to perform.

Kicking off this month’s line-up is ‘the voice of phenomenal beauty’ (New York Times) Jane Monheit in collaboration with the Nicholas Payton Trio on July 5-10. Jane will illuminate the stage with her tribute show to Ella Fitzgerald.

Performing July 12-17, Joey DeFrancesco is a three-time Grammy nominee and an inductee into the inaugural Hammond Organ Hall of Fame. Joey is infamous for reviving the organ jazz genre, which was considered to be a dying music genre in the late 1980’s.

Benny Green has worked with the most celebrated artists if the last half-century, including Ray Brown, Art Blakely and Freddie Hubbard. Hailed as being the ‘new Oscar Peterson,’ Benny’s hard-bopping interpretations of modern and classic jazz will take the stage on July 19-24.

Karrin Allyson is a five-time Grammy nominee who takes her audiences on an intense and powerful journey with her spine-tingling vocals. Performing July 26-31, Karrin is set to capture the hearts of her audiences with her extraordinary vocal range.

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5th-10th July – Jane Monheit and Nicholas Payton Trio

11th July – Bird’s Big Band featuring Jasmine Nelson

12th-17th July – Joey DeFrancesco Trio

18th July – Bird’s Big Band featuring Hugh Harvey

19th-24th July – Benny Green Trio

25th July – Bird’s Big Band Featuring Stephen Byth

26th-31st July – Karrin Allyson