Birdland

Top choice jazz

in Midtown

This bird's got a slick look, not to mention the legend – its name comes from bebop legend Charlie Parker (aka ‘Bird’), who headlined at Birdland's former 52nd St location, along with Miles, Monk and just about everyone else (their photos are on the walls). The 44th St club is intimate; come for the electrifying Big Band session on Fridays at 5:30pm.

Other regular highlights include David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band on Wednesdays and the Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra on Sundays. Dress to impress.