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


Delicious modern-Italian food is awaiting for you. Our chef Gigi Bueno prepares deliciouse Italian dishes from Thursday to Saturday. Monday Tuesday and Wednesday you can order food from our BWC menu. 


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.


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. The below seating plan effective from September 4 2017.

Things you need to Know


  • Dinner show tickets include premium seating and 2 or 3 a la carte courses.
  • All General Admission Seats tickets incur a $15 minimum spend per person that will be charged on the evening. You are welcome to spend this on drinks or food.
  • Tickets bought at the door on the night attract an  extra $5


Tickets are sold directly through our website ticketing system, or you can purchase over the phone by calling 1300 225299 . Once you’ve purchased your tickets you will receive them by email 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. NOTE: if you purchase at the door, we will charge an extra $5 per ticket as we want to encourage you to purchase online or phone. Our 1300 number is also a support line so if you have any issue pls call us on the hours of 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 3pm to 9pm on weekends. On public holidays when the venue is closed, so will our support line.


A BBPoints" account 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 email to 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 transaction, your seats will be together automatically. 


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.


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 purchased directly through this website. This doesn't apply when you purchase your tickets through a third party.


Pensioners and Veterans: 50% discount on A and B reserve ticket categories for pensioners and veterans (please present your card on arrival at the box office). The discount is for the card holder only. This is available for all shows. 

Students: 50% discount 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 will apply. This discount is only available to the card holder.

MUSICIAN Members of the Australian Jazz Award Academy: 50% discount 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 will apply.

Concession tickets cannot be purchased online and available on first come best served at the venue on the night. 


Doors open each night at 6pm for dinner. The  Doors reopen at 9:30pm for supper. From 3 September, we no longer sell premium seats. We will sit patrons on first in best served basis. If you are coming for dinner, let us know by calling us on 1300 BBJAZZ as dinners will get priority sitting. 


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