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Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas

Sundays At 6:00

Natalie Douglas – the acclaimed vocalist hailed as "sensational" by Time Out New York and "stirring" by The New York Daily News – takes over the reins of the internationally renowned Birdland Jazz Club's "Jazz Party With Natalie Douglas" beginning Sunday, January 18 at 6pm. Joining Douglas will be her band, led by longtime musical director Mark Hartman. 

"Jazz Party" has most recently been hosted by Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, who says "I couldn't be happier to pass the "Jazz Party" torch to Natalie Douglas. In addition to being an absolute force of nature on the stage, there isn't a lovelier person around. I can't wait to see her thrill the Birdland crowds with her amazing energy and huge talent!" 

Natalie Douglas, the seven-time MAC Award, Backstage Bistro Award and Nightlife Award Winner, has garnered rave reviews for her unique mix of jazz, blues, standards, pop, folk and country music. This past June, she received the 2014 Margaret Whiting Award onstage at Carnegie Hall from the Mabel Mercer Foundation & My Ideal Music. In September 2014, Natalie's portrait was added to the Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame.Her recent performances include concerts across the U.S. (Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Café Carlyle, and The Appel Room – formerly The Allen Room – at Lincoln Center) and across three continents (Montenegro, Greece, Corsica, Puerto Vallarta, London, Buenos Aires, Cancun & Germany.) In a Greenwich Village tradition, she also performs an annual New Year's Eve collaboration with Mark Hartman at the Duplex. Her solo recordings include her debut CD, Not That Different – which was nominated for a 2000 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording – and To Nina...Live At Birdland, a concert recording of her one-woman show, To Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone. Both CDs, available at iTunes and other outlets, continue to be featured on NPR and Sirius XM Radio. She also appears on Fine and Dandy for PS Classics and Broadway By The Year: 1940 on Bayview Records. Natalie is also an actor and can be seen in the feature film "The Camera's Eye," has appeared on ABC's "Cupid," and in many theatrical productions, including The People vs. Mona, Thalia Follies, theATrainplays (series 5-22) with The Neighborhood Playhouse, Hillside in Hell with 13th Street Rep and was a featured soloist at the York Theatre Company's benefit production of Children Of Eden at Riverside Church.For more information, visit www.nataliedouglas.com or www.birdlandjazz.com 

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 About Birdland:

Birdland is owned by Gianni Valenti (see photo with Natalie Douglas by Kevin Alvey)

315 West 44th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues (1996–present) In 1996, Valenti moved the club to West 44th Street, west of Eighth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan where it features a full weekly schedule of performers. Notable performers have included Michael BreckerPat MethenyLee KonitzDiana KrallDave HollandRegina Carter, and Tito Puente. It is also notable as the club whereToshiko Akiyoshi's jazz orchestra, on December 29, 2003, played its final concert. As mentioned above she had also played at the original Birdland.