Bird's Basement

Intimate Concerts and Dining Experience

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 the first city to host a Birdland venture outside New York city. Bird’s Basement is already 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 below the Jazz Corner Hotel, nearby Brother Thomas cafe on William Street.

This purpose built jazz basement has easy access by public transport, as well as a partnership with Secure Parking - The Mint - located at 383 Latrobe St. You may book online using Secure-a-Spot

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 beautiful restaurant that serves modern Italian cuisine. Please see our FOOD MENU page or call 1300 BBJAZZ for more information.

Things you need to Know

TWO SHOWS PER NIGHT

We serve an early dinner during or before the early show or set. A supper during the late show or set. Please check each show start time as this may vary from act to act. Venue is open at 6pm every night. 

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 receive them by tickets immediately. If you prefer to receive them by post or for them to be held at the box office, please call us on 1300BBJAZZ.

You can also present your phone screen to the hostess that will greet you at the door on the night of the show.

CALLING US

1300BBJAZZ is operated between the hours of 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 3pm to 9pm on weekends and Public Holidays. You may however call at anytime and leave a message, we will return your call as soon as we get the message. 

OPEN AN ACCOUNT AND START EARNING BBPOINTS

"The BBPoints" program allows you to earn points when purchasing tickets and pre-order your food online on this website. As you accumulate points, you will be able to redeem them when making your future purchases with us either with free concerts and free food or you may even partially pay and use the balance of your BBpoints. Many clients already take full advantage of this program. To also join, simply click here to open an account. It only takes a minute.

MERGING PARTIES

If you've booked seats separately to a party you wish to join, simply send an emai to frontdesk@birdsbasement.com and state the name of the party you would like to join. Please provide as much details as you can so we don't mistake anyone. This will depend on availability. If you have purchased several tickets in one transacton, your seats will be together automatically. 

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.