Tobin's Run on 51: Bird, Bebop, and 52nd Street

Christine Tobin and friends to bring to life the jazz scene during the 1940s and 50s with selections by Charlie Parker


$24 general / $ 20 members 120 minutes

Thu, May 31



Box Office


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


Lineup Change Announcement
Due to an unforeseen medical incident, Sheila will not be able to join us tonight. We are keeping her in our thoughts for a speedy recovery. However, we are excited to announce that replacing her will be nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, Janis Siegel from The Manhattan Transfer. Learn more about Janis here.

Legendary jazz singer Sheila Jordan—who Charlie Parker called the “singer with the million dollar ears”—Christine Tobin, Phil Robson, and special guests bring to life the jazz scene around 52nd Street during the 1940s and '50s. 

Guest artists include alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, who the Wall Street Journal hails as "essential to this city's jazz landscape," Yamaha Jazz Award-winner and UK-born bassist Mark Lewandowski, and the Tobin's Run return of drummer Charles Goold, who has played with artists such as Tony Bennett, Ne-Yo and more.

Lineup is subject to change.

A jazz series curated by Christine Tobin and Phil Robson

The award-winning Irish vocalist, songwriter, and composer Christine Tobin and acclaimed jazz guitarist Phil Robson return with Tobin’s Run on 51 for a third season, bringing together some of New York’s best Irish and international musicians to play sets and share stories about jazz music’s greatest artists and treasures. 



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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government partners including the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; The Ireland Funds, America; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Nancy Malone Living Trust; The Shubert Foundation; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York City; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County; The Knights of St. Patrick; The Jerome L. Greene Foundation; Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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