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One of Hamburg´s best known Jazz-clubs is in the mood for music. Located in the basement of a four-storey house with a music store on the ground floor.
The club has a small stage including a grand piano and a bar, run by the members of the association. The club and all concerts are organized by the Jazz Federation Hamburg e.V. , a non-profit association. The furniture is of dark wood, as well as the walls, which are panelled. With the dark ceiling, it gives you a feeling of entering a comfortable cave. Warm lights and painted portraits of well-known Jazz musicians create a homey atmosphere.
Every first Wednesday of the month, the stage and the band (piano, drums, guitar and bass) belong to whoever has the guts to get up and sing – professional or not. The evening starts with an arranged performance and afterwards each singer has the opportunity to present two songs. So even if you just started singing you can come and try in front of an audience. The songs should preferably be jazz, soul, funk or swing.
As a non-singing guest you can experience an (inexpensive) evening full of surprises and amazing music. Surprising, because the singers and their voices are as different as the listeners. Young, old, black, white, male, female, gentle, powerful. Inexpensive, because on Session nights admission is free and the prices for drinks are a pleasure to students’ purses.
Every Thursday, at the Birdland´s Jam Session, musicians can show what they have got. Of course, you can also show up with your entire band and if you have someone to accompany you as a singer, you can perform there as well.
The Birdland is recommended to everyone who prefers live music on an easy-going, relaxed evening with friends.