Entitled Extravagainza: The Songs of Henry Gainza, the Aug. 11 concert at the famed jazz club will feature the talents of Chris Jackson (In the Heights), Janet Dacal (In the Heights), Andy Senor (Rent), Veronica Vasquez-Jackson (Nervous Records), Darius de Haas (Songs for a New World) and Tituss Burgess (Little Mermaid). Show time is 7 PM. Gainza's songs, according to press notes, offer a "musical fusion of salsa, pop and influences from the Great White Way."
Gainza has performed on "Saturday Night Live," in the film "Isabello Rico" and Off-Broadway in 4 Guys Named Jose. He was a finalist in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest with his song, "Lo Tienes Todo." He has also been honored by the USA Songwriting Contest, The International Songwriting Competition and VH1's Song of the Year.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). There is a $25 cover charge and a $10 food/drink minimum; for reservations visit www.birdlandjazz.com or call (212) 581-3080.