Birdland Jazzista Social Club was a  a raucous, energetic, beloved music venue in Oakland. On February 27,  it closed it’s doors for the last time.

Ariel Plotnick sat down with fellow journalism school reporters Marc Vartebedian and Craig Hickerson to talk about the video they produced, profiling the rise and fall of the one-of-a-kind  jazz club.

You can watch Vartebedian and Hickerson’s video, published with the East Bay Times, here.




REPORTER: Ariel Plotnick
MUSIC: Courtesy of Marc Vartebedian and Craig Hickerson, as well as the musicians at Birdland
PHOTO: Musicians play at Birdland. Photograph by Craig Hickerson.

Air Date

May 2017