By Andrew Gans
27 Aug 2013
The Grammy-winning entertainer will play the famed jazz venue Dec. 17-28. The holiday engagement will mark Feinstein’s headlining debut at Birdland.
Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007 he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, master classes and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. Feinstein serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage. His 200-plus live shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. In April 2013 Feinstein released a new CD, “Change Of Heart: The Songs of Andre Previn,” in collaboration with legendary composer-conductor-pianist Andre Previn.
Show times are Dec. 17-19 at 8:30 PM, Dec. 20-21 at 8:30 PM and 11 PM, Dec. 24-26 at 9 PM and Dec. 27-28 at 8:30 PM and 11 PM. Tickets range from $75-$200.
For tickets and more information, visit www.birdlandjazz.com.