Bird’s Basement presents shows 5 nights weekly. The program includes artists across a range of jazz styles, as well as soul, funk, R&B, rock, blues, latin and beyond.
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
Year established: 1986
Hosts Jam Session: Yes
Seating capacity: 164
Alcohol served: Yes
Takes reservations: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Accepts credit cards: Yes
Open hours: Mon: Closed Tue: Closed Wed: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Thu: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Fri: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Sat: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Sun: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Directions: By Car:
Multiple parking options are a short walk to our Singers Lane entrance, including:
Metered street parking
The Mint Car Park - enter via 383 La Trobe street
Wilson 380 La Trobe St Parking - enter via 191 A'Beckett Street
Request the Taxi drop you at the corner of Latrobe and Singers Lane. You will see the glow of our entrance from the road.
Locate a tram that runs the length of La Trobe or Williams Street and hop off on the corner. Our entrance is tucked around the back of the building.
Catch the train to Flagstaff station. When you get to street level, we are diagonally across the road on Singers Lane.
Locate a bus that runs the length of La Trobe or Williams Street and hop off on the corner. Our entrance is tucked around the back of the building.