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This pass enables you to attend any concert at Bird's Basement during the month of February 2017

21 February

Get your giggle on at Comedy@Birds with three sure fire hit comedians. Stars of stage screen and radio. This is a triple treat!!!

22 February

“Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music.” - Kurt Elling

23 February

Albare and Phil Turcio combine forces to become URBANITY

24 February

See the triple Aria Award winning band with the hits Green Limousine, Lost, I Remember, Memphis, Caroline, Slave, Barefoot Bride.

One of Australia’s most iconic singer-songwriters, Conway will play with guitarist Willy Zygier, performing songs from their latest album and more.

26 February

The Latin/classical guitarist is a true musician, and his love and passion for guitar has seen him explore a range of genres including pop, cabaret, rock, big band and acid jazz.

27 February

Joe Chindamo continues his unique journey through the Baby Boomers' Song Book as he revisits The Beatles.

28 February, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 March

Known as one of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern’s electrifying solo’s combined with rock-fusion firepower and sophisticated harmonies will elevate the proceedings on any performance.

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Next Month

28 February, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 March

Known as one of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern’s electrifying solo’s combined with rock-fusion firepower and sophisticated harmonies will elevate the proceedings on any performance.

This week Elliot Goblet, Adam Richard & Dilruk Jayasinha

7 March

Albare and Phil Turcio combine forces to become URBANITY

8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 March

Soul legend Tony Momrelle – one of the UK’s most significant and exciting soulful singer-songwriters - makes his Australian debut.

This week Ethel Chop, Danny McGinlay & Des Dowling.

14, 15 & 16 March

Quincy Jones expresses, “Alfredo is without a doubt one of the best young pianists I’ve ever seen and with the enormous skills that he already possesses, his potential is limitless”.

Don't miss one of Australia’s most successful touring bands.

18 March

Karise Eden's voice can move a nation! See the winner of The Voice (2012) live at Bird's Basement.

19 March

Join us for one night only, with the Melbourne born, Australian soul icon, as she transfixes audiences through the power of her music & voice.

This week Doug Chappel, Evan Hocking & Bobby Macumber

A contemporary mix of sound elements that find his influences in Weather Report, Return to Forever & Herbie Hancock, Phil’s virtuosic playing is inspiring, often breath-taking, always magnetic.

22, 23, 24 & 25 March

If you love the Stones, like I do, and if you love jazz, you must almost cry for joy over The Rolling Stones Project

26 March

Albare and Phil Turcio combine forces to become URBANITY

This week Rusty Berther, Simon Taylor & Damian Callinan

28 March

Yvette Johansson is one of Melbourne’s most respected and endearing vocalists. Her vocal abilities are renowned and her stage presence leaves audiences in raptures.

29 March

“Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music.” - Kurt Elling

"Kimba’s fine tone and phrasing take us down new pathways, creating intimate settings that captivate" - Leon Gettler, The Age

Channeling of the energy and spirit of Nina Simone, this show is not to be missed.

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April

1 & 2 April

If it’s a jazz standard, you will hear elements of Nina & Sarah without ever compromising her own individuality. When it’s her own material, you hear finely structured songs that are soulful gems.

This week Simon Palomares, Liam Ryan & Sam Taunton

4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 April

Legend Master guitarist Larry Coryell brings his US Fusion Band to Bird's Basement to play their Dynamite Fusion. Check the video!

This week Darren Sanders, Juan Miles & Catherine Deveny

A contemporary mix of sound elements that find his influences in Weather Report, Return to Forever & Herbie Hancock, Phil’s virtuosic playing is inspiring, often breath-taking, always magnetic.

12 April

Sarah Maclaine delights listeners with her rich, velvety voice, it's beautiful tone and fantastic vocal range. She moves with ease from pop to jazz, blues to r&b, disco to Latin. You name it, she does it! Everything from The Beatles to Beyoncé, Ella Fitzgerald to Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson to Michael Bublé!

13 April

One of Australia's most accomplished and internationally recognised jazz artists, Dale was a member of legendary American groups The Cedar Walton Quartet, and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, two of the greatest training grounds for young musicians in jazz history.

15 April

Albare and Phil Turcio combine forces to become URBANITY

17 & 18 April

Brighten up your Monday with one of Australia’s most loved and leading comic entertainers.

19, 20, 21, 22 & 23 April

After tearing the roof off Bird’s Basement out front of fDeluxe in October last year St Paul returns with the Minneapolis Funk All-Stars to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of Prince's passing on April 22, 2016.

This week George Kapiniaris, CJ Fortuna & Colin Lane

26 April

Routinely described as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, he transcends jazz; having composed concertos, chamber music & film music. He has won a plethora of awards: several ARIAS, Bell Awards; and twice, the Mo Award for ‘Jazz Instrumental Performer of the Year.’

27 April

Albare and Phil Turcio combine forces to become URBANITY

29 April

After a completely sold-out show last December Soul Cupcake are back at Bird’s Basement!

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June

13, 14 & 15 June

Academy Award nominee Adrian Belew was the frontman, singer, co-writer and guitarist for progressive rock powerhouse King Crimson. He also played with David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Paul Simon, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads.

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Melbourne skyline from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

The Jazz Corner of the World
now includes Melbourne

Birdland New York is the original club of Charlie Parker. The club has been the home of the most famous musicians since 1949. As Allan Morrison, the long-time editor of Ebony once put it, “Birdland was both a cultural vantage point and a barometer of trends where all the big names in jazz performed.” The club closed down in 1965 and having reopened it’s doors in 1986 and it has since regained its place as the jazz corner of the world. After 32 years of operations, for the first time Birdland extends it’s banner outside New York in the form of Bird’s Basement in Melbourne. Melbourne is very proud to be the host of Bird’s legacy. Bird’s Basement promises to be stage of past, present and future legends.