Jazz at Lincoln Center Big Band Holidays
On December 13th, 2017, Jazz lovers and music enthusiasts alike gathered at the Jazz at Lincoln Center for a chance to experience the highly anticipated Big Band Holidays annual New York City tradition.
No one quite throws a holiday party like Jazz at Lincoln Center! The beloved tradition continued with Wynton Marsalis leading an all-star lineup through the festive romp. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was joined by Jazz royalty Catherine Russell as a special guest vocalist for the second year, continuing a spirited partnership that spreads cheers throughout many cities. This year, Catherine was join by another Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite, fellow vocalist Kenny Washington, who recently brought his Home for the Holidays program to delighted audiences at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
The arrangements were inventive and varied. With playful improvisation, and entertaining storytelling, they brought out the magic in such classics as Count Basie’s “Jingle Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got my Love to Keep me Warm.” The band's performances were amazing in their high intensity and polish. Enjoyed by audiences of all ages, these uplifting holiday performances created lasting memories that will keep you feeling good throughout the season. As always, the Lincoln Center Orchestra delivered a quality performance.
After the amazing show, all the guests were invited to the Hang Set, which is created for music fans ages 21-40 to experience Jazz with exclusive pre and post show events all included in the price of the concert ticket.
The special performance of Big Band Holidays - Relaxed Performance also returned for the second year in a row. The Relaxed Performance is designed to provide families with children or adults with autism, learning difficulties, or other sensory and communications needs the opportunity to enjoy Jazz at Lincoln Center performances in a more comfortable environment.
Over the past three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has become an important advocate for jazz culture and arts education globally. Jazz at Lincoln Center has produced more than 1,200 original concerts in the New York City area, and that tradition is likely to continue as they have recently moved to the always buzzing, Columbus Circle. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola located on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Building is a jazz and culture destination. The 140-person venue is one of the most intimate places to see some of the best artists to take the stage against the incredible backdrop of New York City. The Club offers more than 350 nights of music, with two sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm each night and late night sessions at 11:15pm Tuesday-Saturdays. The place is a must see for any type of occasion.
For more events and information please visit: http://www.jazz.org/calendar-full.php