October 23-28, 2022 | October 31-November 5, 2022

Music & The Taste of Tuscany

Featuring Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano & Sean Smith, current Resident Artists at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club.

Join us for a private and intimate residency this fall with two sessions taking place October 23-28th and October 31- November 5th. Experience two private concerts featuring musicians celebrated for their joie de vivre, exceptional style and vast musical knowledge, and an itinerary that immerses guests in the finest food, wine and experiences that Tuscany has to offer.

Unfolding over five days, guests of this private residency will enjoy:

  • Five nights luxury lodging
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome cocktails
  • Two private concerts
  • Full day culinary excursion through the magnificent surroundings of Monteverdi and Montepulciano
  • Three yoga classes
  • Three dinners, with Eric, Barbara and Sean, with curated wine pairings

For more details and to reserve your space for this limited engagement, contact the Reservations Team.

Praise for Birdland Resident Artists, Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano & Sean Smith

“Exhilarating … Mr. Comstock and Ms. Fasano are turning the neighborhood into a hotbed of pleasure.” – The New York Times

“Expert musicianship and joie de vivre in equal measure.” – The New Yorker

Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, whose electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing, and sensuality have made them the nightclub world’s most celebrated team, are every bit as entertaining as they are musically savvy. Although this married musical duo has been compared to Bobby Short and Lena Horne, Fred and Ginger, and Lunt and Fontanne, the “golden couple’s” style is all their own. With a wide choice of material that brings the generations together, their repertoire runs the gamut from Cole Porter to Paul Simon, from Duke Ellington to Joni Mitchell, from Sinatra to Sting.

Resident Artists at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club and regular performers at America’s most prestigious clubs and concert halls, Eric and Barbara’s cozy New York apartment is filled with awards for their concerts and recordings. In October 2021, they received the prestigious Donald F. Smith Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation, acknowledging their artistry. Winners of 8 MAC Awards, 5 New York Bistro Awards and the New York Nightlife Award, most recently they were honored for the fourth time with the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs  award for Major Duo Artists. Barbara’s latest albums, Written in the Stars and Busy Being Free, were both awarded the MAC Award for Recording of the Year. Their fast-paced and swinging concerts of songs from the jazz and pop songbooks have been hailed as “exhilarating” and “witty” by The New York Times and have had audiences standing and cheering from coast to coast and in London.

Sean Smith is a deeply dedicated musician and an artist of great integrity. Current Resident Artist at Birdland, Sean is also leader of The Sean Smith Quartet, co-leader of The Humanity Quartet, and a highly valued sideman with numerous credits including many prominent artists of our time. For 30 plus years, Smith has toured and performed all over the world. He has participated in two acclaimed Grammy nominated projects, both as composer and bassist. His composition “Song For The Geese” is the title track of renowned vocalist Mark Murphy’s Grammy nominated RCA/BMG album, and his playing on Into The Blue (EMI/Blue Note) with Jacky Terrasson and Emmanuel Pahud was also a Grammy Award nominee.

About This Event:

Date:   October 23-28, 2022 | October 31-November 5, 2022

Price:   9,000/Double | 7,200/Single