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
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
Doors open each night at 6pm for dinner. The first show will commence at 8pm. Doors reopen at 10pm for supper.
See at the bottom of each page for full details.