Stage, club and restaurant BIRD is located under the Hofbogen in Rotterdam and offers a programme full of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk and new electronics. In the last century, a rich music tradition dominated the area around the Hofbogen. Sailors and the first generation of Surinamese introduced soul, funk and R&B from America. Bird wants to breathe new life into this jazz history and bring it into the 21st century. Jazz, but also related music movements such as soul, Latin and funk, hip hop, afrobeat, and electronics are therefore the starting point for the music programme, supplemented with other jazz-related art disciplines such as performance poetry, film and visual arts.
The jazz kitchen at BIRD is a reflection of the city of Rotterdam: unpolished, honest and an intersection of styles and cultures. Authentic pizzas are prepared in the wood-burning oven and they also serve several specials. The surprise menu of the Chef’s Table is worth trying: a selection of small dishes to share.