Stritch will celebrate the release of his new CD, "The Mel Torme Songbook," during his Feb. 18 concert. Show time is 7 PM. Audiences can expect to hear such tunes as "Born to Be Blue," "Mountain Greenery," "Blue Moon," "Just One of Those Things," "A Cottage for Sale" and "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." A composer, pianist and singer, Billy Stritch has performed in night clubs and concert halls around the world. His recordings include "Jazz Live," "Waters of March" and "Billy Stritch," and he also composed Reba McEntire's quintuple-platinum hit "Does He Love You." Stritch's TV appearances include "The View," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and the Stephen Sondheim celebration at Carnegie Hall. On Broadway he was seen in 42nd Street, where he met his frequent cabaret co-star, Christine Ebersole.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 W. 44th Street. There is a $30 cover charge and a $10 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.