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Jazz at Lincoln Center will ring in the holiday season with messages of peace and good cheer with the premiere of a one-of-a-kind virtual concert event, Big Band Holidays, on Saturday, December 19 at 7:00p.m. EST. Ticket holders will have on-demand access to the concert through Sunday, December 27 at 3:00a.m. EST.
The new concert event features never-before-seen performances of the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the finest names in vocal jazz including Rubén Blades, Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling, and Ashley Pezzotti exploring the canon of holiday standards as well as favorites including “Winter Wonderland,” “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?,” ‘Nutcracker Suite, Mvt. III,” “O Tannenbaum,” “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!,” and “Little Drummer Boy.”
Holiday celebrations have been a seasonal tradition at Jazz at Lincoln Center since December 1989. This year’s new virtual presentation of Big Band Holidays, combining new performances recorded at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, virtual at-home recordings, and highlights from historical Big Band Holidays holiday concerts, is certain to keep the holiday tradition timeless and modern.
To purchase Big Band Holidays tickets, visit jazz.org/bbh.
TicketingTickets are $25.00 for non-members. Discounted tickets are available for Jazz at Lincoln Center members:Chairman’s Circle, Board, and Select Donors: FreePatrons program and upper level Rhythm Club: $12.50Friends of Jazz and Lower Level Rhythm Club: $20.00 Jazz at Lincoln Center Subscribers: $20.00
Each ticket purchase helps support Jazz at Lincoln Center.
To learn more about becoming a member, visit jazz.org/membership.
On the day of the concert premiere, ticket holders will have access to the broadcast through a private password protected webpage link shared via email.
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER TO BROADCAST
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Host Harry Connick Jr., and special guests Renee Fleming, Roberta Gambarini, Diana Krall, Marilyn Maye, Audra McDonald, Cecile McLorin Salvant in due performance with Sullivan Fortner, Camille Thurman and Kenny Washington.
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