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chronology - 1981

JAN 2-3,1981 
MOSE ALLISON 
SIPPIE WALLACE 
All seats - $7.50 

JAN 8 - 10,1981 
An Evening With 
HARRY CHAPIN: 
Celebrating his 2000 career performance 
Seats $10.00 

JAN 14-17, 1981 
An Evening With TOM SCOTT 
With Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken, Ralph McDonald, 
Marcus Miller, Richard Tee and Dr. John 
All seats $7.50 

JAN 18, 1981 
Plays in Progress Series- 
The second in a series of staged readings of new plays: 
"Slane" a drama by Tom Grainger 
Featuring: Patsy Moss, Zeljko Ivanek, William Cain, Jane Cronin 
Directed by David Jueire 
All seats $3.00 

JAN 23-24, 1981 
STEVE GOODMAN 
RIDERS IN THE SKY 
*DAVID AMRAM sits in with STEVE GOODMAN on Jan 24 

JAN 29, 1981 
UNCLE FLOYD'S 
Eighth Birthday party Show 
All seats $7.50 

JAN 30-31, 1981 
An EveningWith 
McCOY TYNER 
All seats $7.50 

FEB 4, 1981 
THE BLACKBIRDS 
CHARLES EARLAND 

FEB 5, 1981 
SKY 
CHARLES EARLAND 

FEB 6-7, 1981 
STAN GETZ 
NAT ADDERLEY QUINTET 

FEB 9, 1981 
SAVOY BROWN 
SHABOO ALLSTARS 
Featuring: Matt "Guitar"Murphy 
All seats $7.50 

FEB 10-11, 1981 
McGUINN - HILLMAN BAND 
BOB GIBSON 

FEB 12, 1981 
The Seventh Annual DAVID BROMBERG 
Bottom Line Anniversary Celebration 
An Acoustic Evening With 
DAVID BROMBERG 
All seats $8.00 

FEB 13, 1981 
An Evening of "Stand Up" featuring the comedy of: 
Elayne Boosler, Steve Mittlemen, Chris Rush and Mark Schiff 
All seats $7.50 

FEB 14, 1981 
THE JAMES COTTON BAND 
THE PERSUASIONS 
All seats $7.50 

FEB 20-21, 1981 
MONTEITH AND RAND 
TOM PAXTON 
All seats $8.00 

FEB 23,1981 
JOHN HALL 
JUDY CASTELLI 

FEB 26 - 28, 1981 
KATE AND ANNA McGARRIGLE 
THE SONG PROJECT 

MARCH 3, 1981 
LARRY CORYELL 
DAN SIEGEL 

MARCH 6-7,1981 
BEAVER BROWN 
GARY YUDMAN 

MARCH 10,1981 
JOHNNY AVERAGE BAND 
THE YORKVILLE SAINTS 

MARCH 11-12,1981 
RANDY MEISNER 
ROSEANN CASH 
*Randy's show on March 12 broadcast on WNEW F.M. 

MARCH 13-14, 1981 
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III 
SHIFFMAN AND VANCE 

MARCH 15,1981 
TRACY NELSON 
ROOMFUL OF BLUES 

MARCH 16,1981 
BLOTTO 
DOUG AND THE SLUGS 

MARCH 20-21,1981 
JOHN HAMMOND 
AL KOOPER 

MARCH 25,1981 
The Birdland Series 
Featuring: 
The Pepper Adams Quartet 
The Roy Haynes Ensemble 
Melba Liston and Company 
Hosted by: Ed Williams 
All seats $6.00 

MARCH 27-28,1981 
RAY, GOODMAN AND BROWN 
DEFUNCT 

MARCH 31, 1981 
THE GOOD RATS 
All Seats $7.50 

APRIL 3-4, 1981 
THE MINGUS DYNASTY BAND 
Featuring Randy Brecker, Sir Roland Hanna, Billy Hart 
Clifford Jordan, Mike Richmond 
THE ARTHUR BLYTHE QUINTET 
All sets $7.50 

APRIL 5, 1981 
ROOMFUL OF BLUES 
CHRIS RUSH 

APRIL 6,1981 
T.S. MONK 
CHRIS RUSH 

APRIL 8, 1981 
THE BIRDLAND SERIES 
Featuring: 
Walter Bishop Jr.s 4th Cycle with: 
Gary Bartz, Curtis Fuller, Michael Garvin 
The Lou Donaldson Quartet 
The New York Four featuring: 
Kenny Barron, Roy Haynes, Michael Urbaniak, 
Buster Williams 
Hosted by Ed Williams 
All seats $6.00 

APRIL 9.1981 
SPIRIT 
CHRIS RUSH 
All Seats $7.50 

APRIL 10-12, 1981 
DR JOHN 
April 10 - Chris Rush 
April 11-12 - 14 Karat Soul 

APRIL 13, 1981 
CARL WILSON 
BOB DUNCAN 

APRIL 14, 1981 
ALIVE! 
NANETTE NATAL 

APRIL 16, 1981 
THE BIRDLAND SERIES 
Featuring: 
Al Cohn Quartet 
David "Fathead" Newman Quartet with special guest Hank Crawford 
Dakota Staton and her trio 
Hosted by Ed Williams 
All seats $6.00 

APRIL 17-18,1981 
"Bottoms - Up" with GENYA RAVAN 
OTTO AND GEORGE 
All seats $7.50 

APRIL 20-21,1981 
An Evening With 
BILLY COBHAM'S GLASS MENAGERIE 
All seats $10.00 

APRIL 23,1981 
J.J.CALE 

APRIL 24,1981 
MONTEITH AND RAND 
GEORGE FISHOFF 
All seats $8.00 

APRIL 25,1981 
JOOLS HOLLAND and his MILLIONAIRES 
DOC PITTMAN'S INKSPOTS 

APRIL 26,1981 
THE PLIMSOULS 
THE BLASTERS 

APRIL 27,1981 
CLARK TERRY AND HIS NEW BIG BAND 
DAKOTA STATON AND HER TRIO 

APRIL 28,1981 
LOUIE BELLSON BIG BAND EXPLOSION 
SHIFFMAN AND VANCE 
All seats $8.00 

APRIL 29,1981 
THE BIRDLAND SERIES 
Featuring: 
Slide Hampton Quintet with George Coleman 
Bill Hardman-Junior Cook Quintet with Walter Bishop, Jr. 
Joe Morello Quintet 
Hosted by Ed Williams 
All seats$ 6.00 

APRIL 30,1981 
HARRY JAMES AND HIS SWINGIN' BAND 
SHIFFMAN AND VANCE 
All seats $8.00 

MAY 1,1981 
An Evening With 
RALPH TOWNER AND JOHN ABERCROMBIE 

MAY 2,1981 
THE BUDDY RICH BIG BAND 
RICK OVERTON 
All seats $8.00 

MAY 5,1981 
An Evening With 
TONY BENNETT 
All Seats $15.00 

MAY 7,1981 
JOE ELY 
BUZZ AND THE FLYERS 

MAY 8-9,1981 
ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS 
THE HEATH BROTHERS 
All seats $8.00 

MAY 13, 1981 
THE BIRDLAND SERIES 
Featuring: CORNELL DUPREE and THE INSIDERS 
ROY HAYNES ENSEMBLE 
MIKE LAWRENCE BAND 
Hosted by Ed Williams 
All seats: $6.00 

MAY 15-16,1981 
CISSY HOUSTON 
MELBA LISTON AND COMPANY 

MAY 19,1981 
THE BIRDLAND SERIES 
Featuring: 
JIMMY McGRIFF QUARTET with special guest WILLIS "GATOR TAIL" JACKSON LEON THOMAS QUARTET 
REGGIE WORKMAN'S TOP SHELF with NEWMAN BAKER, ONAJE GUMBS, HOWARD JOHNSON and ARTHUR RHAMES 
Hosted by Ed Williams 
All seats $6.00 

MAY 20,1981 
THE NEW LIMELIGHTERS 
BUSKIN AND BATTEAU 

MAY 21,1981 
THE PLASTICS 
THE NAILS 

MAY 22-23,1981 
THE PHIL WOODS QUARTET with Hal Galper, Steve Gilmore and Bill Goodwin 
GARY BURTON QUARTET 

MAY 24,1981 
DOC AND MERLE WATSON 
ERIK FRANDSEN 

MAY 28,1981 
TERUO NAKAMURA and THE RISING SUN BAND 
JOE LEE WILSON 

MAY 29-30, 1981 
LARRY CORYELL AND FRIENDS 
Featuring: Joe Beck, Warren Bernhart, Mark Egan, 
Joe LaBarbara and Dave Liebman 
ROY HAYNES ENSEMBLE 
*May 29 - MAURICE WHITE sits in with the very hip ROY HAYNES ENSEMBLE 

JUNE 5 - 6,1981 
ROBERT KRAFT BAND 
CHRIS RUSH 

JUNE 7 - 8,1981 
An Evening With 
CAROLE BAYER SAGER AND 
BURT BACHARACH 
All seats $12.50 

JUNE 9,1981 
SYL SYLVAIN AND THE TEARDROPS 
THE A'S 

JUNE 10-12,1981 
An Evening With 
GATO BARBIERI 
All seats $9.00 

JUNE 13, 1981 
An Unusual Evening of 
Magic,Mystery, Humor and Illusion 
With 
ROBINSON'S MYSTERIES 
With JACK ADAMS as Merlin 
OTTO & GEORGE 
All seats $7.50 

JUNE 17-18, 1981 
An Evening With 
McCOY TYNER 

JUNE 19-20, 1981 
An Evening of Doo Wop 
Featurng: FRED PARIS and THE FIVE SATINS, THE DEL VIKINGS, 
FOURTEEN KARAT SOUL and THE LADDINS 
Hosted by BOBBY JAY 

JUNE 22-23,1981 
An Evening With 
FLORA PURIM and AIRTO 
All Seats $8.00 

JUNE 24, 1981 
THE AKIYOSHI - TABACKIN BIG BAND 

JUNE 25, 1981 
SUKAY Traditional Music of the Andes 
KEVIN BURKE AND MICHAEL O'DONNHNAILL 

JUNE 26-27,1981 
VASSAR CLEMENTS 
ROCKIN' ROB STONER 
* LEVON HELM sits in with ROCKIN' ROB on June 26 

JUNE 30, 1981 
DAVID LINDLEY 
ROSIE FLORES 
*DAVID'S show on 6/30 broadcast live on WNEW F.M. 
JACKSON BROWNE sits in with DAVID on late show 6/30. 

JULY 1-2,1981 
EARL SCRUGGS 
THE DILLARDS 
All seats $8.00 

JULY 3-4,1981 
DR JOHN 
July 3 - JOHN HAMMOND 
July 4 -THE NIGHTHAWKS 

JULY 6,1981 
THE LOUNGE LIZARDS 
DEWEY REDMAN 

JULY 7-8,1981 
JOHN KAY AND STEPENWOLF 
SILVERADO 
*JOHN KAY show on July 8 broadcast on WPLJ F.M. 

JULY 10-11,1981 
MONTEITH AND RAND 
July 10 - JOSH WHITE, JR 
July 11- MAXENE ANDREWS 

JULY 14,1981 
Lunchtime show and radio broadcast on WNEW F.M.sponsored by Carta Blanca beer 
DAVID JOHANSEN BAND 

JULY 14,1981 
THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 
THE STEINETTES 
All Seats $8.00 

JULY 15-16, 1981 
DONALD BYRD 
CHRIS RUSH 

JULY 17,1981 
"An Evening in the Mountains" 
Featuring the comedy of: 
BETTY WALKER, GENE BAYL0S, and MORTY STORM 
All seats $8.00 

JULY 18,1981 
CARL WILSON 
DAN DALEY 
*CARL WILSON show broadcast on WNEW F.M. 

JULY 21-22, 1981 
An Evening With 
JANIS IAN 
All Seats $7.50 

JULY 23,1981 
DAVE VALENTIN 
CISSY HOUSTON 

JULY 24, 1981 
DOC AND MERLE WATSON 
CHRIS RUSH 

JULY 25,1981 
An Evening With 
BEAVER BROWN 
All Seats $ 8.00 

JULY 29,1981 
TRACY NELSON 
PAUL CEBAR 

JULY 31 - AUG 1,1981 
An Evening of Doo Wop 
Featuring: THE FLAMINGOS, THE TEENAGERS, 
FOURTEEN KARAT SOUL, THE STEINETTES 
Hosted by BOBBY JAY 
All seats $8.00 

AUG 2,1981 
ROY BUCHANAN 
CHARLIE MIDNIGHT BAND 

AUG 6,1981 
Lunchtime Show and radio broadcast 
Carta Blanca Concert Series 
FRANKIE AND THE KNOCKOUTS 
* Broadcast on WNEWF.M. 

AUG 6,1981 
ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS 
JOE MORELLO QUARTET 

AUG 7-8, 1981 
EDDIE PALMIERI AND FRIENDS 
PAQUITO D'RIVERA QUINTET 

AUG 12,1981 
An Evening With 
CLAUDE BOLLING with special guests: 
RANSOM WILSON on flute 
ALEXANDER LA GOYA on guitar 
Featuring "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano" 
and "Concerto for Classical Guitar and Jazz Piano" 
All seats $8.00 

AUG 13,1981 
DE DANANN 
KEVIN BURKE AND MICHAEL O'DONNHNAILL 

AUG 14-15,1981 
An Evening With 
BILLY COBHAM 
All Seats $10.00 

AUG 20,1981 
An Evening With 
CLAUDE BOLLING 
Special Guest: RANSOM WILSON, flute 
Featuring: "Suite For Flute and Jazz Piano" and 
"Celebration 3" (World Premiere) by Frank Becker 
A multimedia work for amplified flute, Electronic Tape 
and Kaleidoplex Images. 
All seats $8.00 

AUG 21 - 23, 1981 
An Evening With 
GIL SCOTT HERON 
All Seats$ 9.00 

AUG 24-25,1981 
An Evening With 
PETER HAMILL 
All Seats $7.50 

AUG 27,1981 
BRIAN AUGER AND SEARCH PARTY 
GEORGIE FAME 

AUG 28-29,1981 
An Evening With 
McCOY TYNER 

AUG 30,1981 
ROB GRILL AND THE GRASS ROOTS 
THE METROS 

AUG 31,1981 
An Evening With 
DE DANANN 

SEPT 1,1981 
CRACK THE SKY 
ANGELA C. NIGHT 
All Seats:$ 7.00 

SEPT 3,1981 
JIM PHOTOGLO 
CHRISTINE LAVIN 

SEPT 4,1981 
TERUO NAKAMURA AND THE RISING SUN BAND 
MICHAEL URBANIAK 

SEPT 5,1981 
A Special Evening of Folk Music with: 
BUSKIN AND BATTEAU 
MARY McCASLIN AND JIM RINGER 
THE SONG PROJECT 
AND DAVE VAN RONK 
All Seats $8.00 

SEPT 6,1981 
FLO AND EDDIE'S 
"Raiders of the Lost Rock Band" 
OTTO AND GEORGE 
All Seats $8.00 

SEPT 9 - 10,1981 
An Evening of Standup Philosophy with 
DR. TIMOTHY LEARY 
*Sept 10 was canceled due to a Con Ed blackout. 

SEPT 11-12, 1981 
THE JOHN HALL BAND 
FOURTEEN KARAT SOUL 
*There was a special lunchtime concert with The JOHN HALL BAND 
which was part of the Carta Blanca lunchtime concert series that was 
broadcast on WNEW F.M. 

SEPT 17,1981 
MOSE ALLISON 
CHRIS RUSH 

SEPT 18-19,1981 
An Evening of Doo Wop Featuring: 
THE PERSUASIONS, THE IMPALAS, THE STEINETTES 
WILLIE WINFIELD AND THE HARPTONES Sept 18 only 
THE CLEFTONES Sept 19 only 
Hosted by BOBBY JAY 
All Seats $8.00 

SEPT 21,1981 
TOOTS THIELEMANS 
DAVID CHESKY BIG BAND 

SEPT 22,1981 
The New York Songwriting Contest 
Presented by The New York Music Task Force in association 
with The American Guild of Authors and Composers 
and sponsored by Chappell Music 
Co-Hosts: Jonathan Holtzman, Sammy Cahn and Rupert Holmes 
New York Song Award presented to John Kander and Fred Ebb 

SEPT 23,1981 
SADAO WATANABE 
BOBBY BROOM 

SEPT 25-26,1981 
THE ROCHES 
FRANKLIN MICARE 
*ROBERT FRIPP comes by and sits in with THE ROCHES on 9/26 

OCT 2-3,1981 
PHIL WOODS QUARTET 
JIM HALL TRIO 

OCT 4, 1981 
JOE PASS 
JOE MORELLO QUINTET 

OCT 5,1981 
THE BUREAU 
THE METROS 

OCT 6,1981 
MAYNARD FERGUSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 
RICK OVERTON 
All Seats $8.00 

OCT 9-10,1981 
BETTY CARTER AND HER TRI0 
GEORGE COLEMAN QUARTET 
All Seats $8.00 

OCT 11,1981 
LIONEL HAMPTON AND HIS BIG BAND BASH 
All Seats $8.00 

AUG 16-17,1981 
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT lll 
DAVID ROCHE 

OCT 20,1981 
The Mattell Chess Computer Tournament 

OCT 21,1981 
INTERPLAY 
SRO 
*MICHAEL INGRAM sits in and jams with INTERPLAY 

OCT 23, 1981 
An Evening With 
UNCLE FLOYD 
All Seats $8.00 

OCT 24, 1981 
DAVID LINDLEY AND EL RAYO X 
14 KARAT SOUL 
All seats $ 8.00 

OCT 28,1981 
MAX ROMEO 
JOHN MACANDOE 

OCT 30,1981 
An Evening With 
TERUO NAKAMURA AND THE RISING SUN BAND 
All seats $ 7.50 

OCT 31,1981 
An Evening of Magic, Mystery and Illusion 
with 
ROBINSON'S MYSTERIES 
All seats $8.00 

NOV 5,1981 
DR.JOHN 
CISSY HOUSTON 

NOV 6-7,1981 
An Evening With 
SONNY ROLLINS 
All Seats $9.00 

NOV 11,1981 
NRBQ 
DANNY KALB BAND 

NOV 12,1981 
An Evening With 
CRYSTAL SHIP 

NOV 13-14,1981 
An Evening With 
RALPH TOWNER AND JOHN ABERCROMBIE 

NOV 15,1981 
BUDDY RICH BIG BAND 
JOHN MENDOZA 
All seats $8.00 

NOV 16,1981 
THE TONY RICE UNIT 
ERIK FRANDSEN 

NOV 17,1981 
MIKE MANIERI BAND 
UBX Featuring: 
LARRY CORYELL & MICHAEL URBANIAK 
All seats $8.00 

NOV 18, 1981 
JONATHAN RICHMAN and THE MODERN LOVERS 
GARY YUDMAN 

NOV 19,1981 
ALABAMA 
EARL THOMAS CONLEY 

NOV 20 - 21,1981 
LEON REDBONE 
CHRIS RUSH 

NOV 23,1981 
An Evening With 
BRUCE COCKBURN 

NOV 25,1981 
KARLA DeVITO 
RUFF RIDER 

NOV 27-28,1981 
An Evening of Doo Wop 
Featuring: 
JIMMY BEAUMONT AND THE SKYLINERS 
EARL LEWIS AND THE CHANNELS 
THE SILHOUETTES 
FOURTEEN KARAT SOUL 
Hosted by BOBBY JAY 
All seats $8.00 

NOV 29,1981 
SVT 
THE METROS 

NOV 30,1981 
An Evening With 
GEORGE BENSON and FRIENDS 
Featuring: 
KENNY BARRON, TOM BROWN, OMAR HAKIM, 
RALPH McDONALD, MARCUS MILLER and EARL KLUGH 
All Seats$12.50 

DEC 4-5,1981 
ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS 
DAVE VALENTIN 

DEC 6,1981 
JOHN MAXWELL in a new One Man Show 
"Oh, Mr. Faulkner Do You Write?" 
Based on the life and words of one of America's greatest literary masters 
Written by John Maxwell with Tom Dupree 
Directed by William Partlan 
3:00PM show - seats $5.50 
8:30PM show -seats $6.50 

DEC 9-10,1981 
JOHN HARTFORD 
STAMPFEL AND WEBER 

DEC 11,1981 
DOC AND MERLE WATSON 
FIDDLE FEVER 
All Seats $8.00 

DEC 12,1981 
JOHN HERALD BAND 
FIDDLE FEVER 

DEC 16,1981 
PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND 
CHRIS RUSH 

DEC 17, 1981 
ELVIN JONES 
JON HENDRICKS and CO. 

DEC 18-19, 1981 
JOHN HALL BAND 
THE SONG PROJECT 

DEC 20,1981 
THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 
CAROL SISKIND 
All Seats $6.00 

DEC 21,1981 
PHIL WOODS QUARTET 
JON HENDRICKS and CO. 

DEC 22,1981 
TOM RUSH 
MONTEITH AND RAND 
All Seats $8.00 

DEC 23,1981 
ELVIN JONES AND THE JAZZ MACHINE 
LARRY CORYELL with Brian Keane 

DEC 26-27,1981 
JONATHAN RICHMAN and THE MODERN LOVERS 
FOURTEEN KARAT SOUL 

DEC 28,1981 
RONEE BLAKELY 
BUSKIN AND BATTEAU 
TOM CHAPIN 

DEC 29-30,1981 
An Evening With 
McCOY TYNER 
All Seats $8.00 

DEC 31 1981 - JAN 2,1982 
FLO AND EDDIE and THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ROCK BAND 
KARLA DeVITO 
*LOU CHRISTIE sits in with KARLA on Jan 1-2. 
New years Eve All Seats $20.00 
Includes party hats noise makers, horns and a glass of champagne 
Early Show 9:30 

Late Show 1:30 AM 
All Seats $20.00 
Includes choice of plain or cheese omlet with sausage, French fries, 
a breakfast roll and a glass of champagne. 

JAN 1&2 all Seats $10.00