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
Things you need to Know
TWO SHOWS PER NIGHT
We serve dinner during or before the early show or set and 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.
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 1300 BBJAZZ.
You can also present your phone screen to the hostess that will greet you at the door on the night of the show.
1300 BBJAZZ 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.
If you've booked seats separately to a party you wish to join, simply send an emai to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
EARLY BIRD PROGRAM
A smart way to earn double BBPoints is to purchase your tickets at least 1 month in advance. Your BBPoint account will be credited by 2 points for every dollar used for tickets or food puchased directly through this website. This doesn't apply when you purchase your tickets thrugh a third party.
Pensioners: 50% discount on A and B reserve ticket categories for pensioners (please present your card on arrival at the box office) This is available to for all shows.
Students: 50% discount on on A and B reserve ticket categories on presentation of your student card at the box office, this is available to you on second shows only. On nights where there is only 1 show, 25% discount wil apply.
MUSICIAN Members of the Australian Jazz Award Academy: 50% discount on on A and B reserve ticket categories on presentation of your student card at the box office, this is available to you on second shows only. On nights where there is only 1 show, 25% discount wil apply.
If you are in one of the above category and would like to get your personal code for online purchase, please call our office on 1300 BBJAZZ.
Every night is a happy one at Bird's Basement. The Happy Hour starts at 6pm and finishes at 7pm. House Red, White, Beer and Cocktail of the week are discounted by 33%. Cheers.
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.