Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

credit: Amanda Demme

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter. Bird has recorded and toured extensively worldwide. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and festivals worldwide.

In recent years, Bird performed as the Whistling Caruso in Disney’s The Muppets movie, scored the FX series Baskets, and performed at the New Yorker Festival. Bird has been a featured TED Talks presenter, a New York Times op-ed contributor, and hosts an ongoing live-streamed series of performances called Live from the Great Room, putting the creative process on display as he performs and converses with collaborators in a candid, intimate setting.

More recently, Bird released a series of site-specific improvisational short films and recordings called Echolocations, recorded in remote and acoustically interesting spaces. Bird’s latest album, My Finest Work Yet, is due for release March 22nd, 2019.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Guest Pass, Film Festival Wristband
From: Chicago, IL
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
Event Type: Showcase