birdlandstreetBirdland – Street View
(Photo: William Claxton)


birdlandexteriorBirdland Street Entrance


birdlandopeningMax Kaminsky, Lester Young, Hot Lips Page, Charlie Parker, Lennie Tristano – Birdland 1949


openingnightposterOpening Night Poster


Bird-Birdland49Charlie Parker – Birdland 1949
(Photo: Herman Leonard)


Bud-Powell-Birdland49Bud Powell and Art Blakey – Birdland 1949
(Photo: Herman Leonard)


charlie_parker_and_strings_at_birdland_1951_marcel_fleiss_large_agCharlie Parker and Strings – Birdland 1951
(Photo: Marcel Fleiss)


Eroll_Garner_and_Art_Tatum_at_Birdland_1952__Marcel_Fleiss_Small_AGErroll Garner and Art Tatum – Birdland 1952
(Photo: Marcel Fleiss)


Miles DavisMiles Davis – Birdland 1949
(Photo: Frank Driggs)


tommy-potter-charlie-parker-dizzy-gillespie-and-john-coltrane-at-birdland-1951-f25Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane
Birdland 1950


budpowellheaderBud Powell at Birdland


sarah vaughn copySarah Vaughan – Birdland 1949
(Photo: Herman Leonard)


Musicians Performing at BirdlandClifford Brown, Curly Russell, Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey
Live at Birdland – 1954
(Photo: Francis Wolff)


clifford-brown-1954Clifford Brown & Lou Donaldson – Birdland 1954
(Photo: Francis Wolff)


georgeshearing-quintet49George Shearing Quintet – Birdland 1949


friedlander_marquette_and_basiePee Wee Marquette (Birdland MC) and Count Basie
(Photo: Lee Friedlander)


charlie-parkerCharlie “Yardbird” Parker


Getz-Potter-Birdland49Tommy Potter, Stan Getz and Al Haig – Birdland 1949
(Photo: Herman Leonard)


bud-powell-rehearsal-for-22scene-changes22-session-birdland-new-york-ny-december-1958 2Bud Powell – Birdland 1958


Ray_Brown_and_Ella_Fitzgerald_at_Birdland_Marcel_Fleiss_Small_AGRay Brown and Ella Fitzgerald
(Photo: Marcel Fleiss)


birdbigOscar Pettiford Orchestra


stan-kenton-count-basie-jazz-tour-birdland-nyc-1962Stan Kenton & Count Basie Jazz Tour – Birdland 1962
Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (2nd to Right)


Stan-Kenton-Band-outside-BirdlandStan Kenton musicians outside Birdland – (left) Conte Condoli (right) Sal Salvador


Johnny-Smith-at-BirdlandJohnny Smith at Birdland


BPowell_MDavis_LKonitz_et_ABlakey_Birdland_Marcel_Fleiss_small_AGBud Powell, Miles Davis, Lee Konitz, Art Blakey at Birdland
(Photo: Marcel Fleiss)


Herman Leonard - Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie NYC, 1949Charlie “Yardbird” Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
(Photo: Herman Leonard)


sarah-vaughanSarah Vaughan at Birdland