The Venue

Intimate Concerts and Dining

The New York Jazz Scene Now Lives in Melbourne

Birdland New York was known for being Charlie Parker’s resident Jazz club in the 1950s, and of course, his namesake.

In addition to Bird, the club has been home to many famous Jazz musicians since its opening in 1949. As Alan Morrison, the long time editor of Ebony Magazine, put it, “Birdland was both a cultural vantage point and a barometer of trends where all the big names in jazz performed”.

Melbourne is very proud to be the first of Birdland’s ventures outside of New York. Bird’s Basement is the stage of past, present, and future jazz legends.

The Location - 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne

Intimate Concerts and Dining

Bird's Basement is tucked quietly away in Singers Lane near the Flagstaff Gardens - nestled behind the Beer Wine & Calzone eatery, and Brother Thomas cafe on William Street in Melbourne.

This purpose built jazz basement has easy access by public transport, as well as a partnership with Secure Parking to bring you a fantastic discounted rate at their carpark - The Mint - 383 Latrobe St. When booking online using Secure-a-Spot just use the code BIRDS6 for $6 evening and weekend parking! 

Take a look inside Bird's Basement

THE ATMOSPHERE

Bird's Basement has been designed with state of the art acoustics, no matter where you sit around the venue you are guaranteed a great audible experience.

THE FOOD

Delicious modern-Italian food is awaiting for you. We have several packages on offer that you can take advantage of on a pre-pay basis at the time of your ticket purchase. Or you can order on the night at regular prices.

THE MUSIC

Although Bird's Basement is a Jazz Club in the traditional sense of the term, Jazz in the 21st century is eclectic and has become synonymous with quality music. Our programming includes Jazz, R&B, Funk, Pop and Rock. We only present the top tear of each category. 

The Seating Plan

Although Bird's Basement is a music venue, it is also a premium restaurant that serves modern Italian cuisine. Please see our FAQ page or call 1300 BBJAZZ for more information.

Things you need to Know

TWO SHOWS PER NIGHT

There are 2 shows per night on most nights. An early dinner show and a late supper show. Please check each show start time as this may vary from act to act. 

TICKET PURCHASE

Tickets are sold directly through our website ticketing system, or you you can purchase over the phone by calling 1300 BBJAZZ . Once you’ve purchased your tickets you will be emailed a copy of your tickets or if you don't have an email we will send it to you by post.

You are welcome to print the tickets, or simply present your phone screen to the hostess that will greet you at the door on the night of the show.

OPEN AN ACCOUNT AND START EARNING BBPOINTS

From 17 February 2017, you can earn BBPoints for every item you purchase online on this website. "BBpoints" is a reward program that will enable you to redeem points for free concerts and free food. To benefit simply click here to open an account. Conditions apply. 

MERGING PARTIES

If you book a number of seats on the same transaction, you are guaranteed to have these seats together. If however you book through 2 or more transactions, you will need to send an email to frontdesk@birdsbasement.com and state the name of the party you would like to have joined with yours. Please provide as much details as you can so we don't mistake anyone. Whilst we will do our best to satisfy your request, this will depend on the availability and therefore we cannot guarantee it.

DINING EXPERIENCE

Although Bird's Basement is a music venue, it is also a premium restaurant that serves modern Italian cuisine. Please see our FAQ page or call 1300 BBJAZZ for more information.

DOOR TIMES

Doors open each night at 6pm for dinner. The first show will commence at 8pm. Doors reopen at 10pm for supper.

PRIVACY POLICY

See at the bottom of each page for full details.