William Blake

Event Off Sale: Tickets off sale. Please call 212-581-3080 for reservations.

William Blake

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm



Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

William Blake
William Blake
Birdland is pleased to announce that William Blake will be performing an evening of jazz standards and seasonal favorites for two special late night December sets. He will be joined by Michael Thomas Murray on piano, Lavondo Thomas on bass and Carmen Intorre on drums.

William is a 2012 BroadwayWorld.com NY Cabaret Award winner for Best Male Vocalist for his show, Echoes of Etta: A Tribute To Etta James (a concert collaboration with musical director Mr. Murray featuring the music of Etta James), that began on the Birdland stage nearly two years ago. They have since gone on to perform the show to sold-out audiences at Joe's Pub, the Cafe Carlyle, and the Gaslight in Portsmouth, NH. This year, Echoes has received 2013 BWW.com Award nominations for Best Musical Director (also for Mr. Murray) and Best Band. William also received a nomination for Best One-Show Special Event for his recent Birdland Birthday concert this past July.

William has performed at many notable New York venues such as Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and Rose Hall at Lincoln Center. In 2011, he released his first live album, Live From New York City, which was recorded at Birdland. According to the Wall Street Journal, William is "a blues and soul belter of uncommon skill with his piercing, full-bodied falsetto and dynamic attack."