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Big Band Holidays featuring the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist René Marie and Gregory Porter

Holiday celebrations have been de rigueur at Jazz at Lincoln Center since December 1989, when Wynton Marsalis’ band and The Lincoln Center Classical Jazz Orchestra presented “A Classical Jazz Christmas.”

Jazz at Lincoln Center has proudly continued the tradition over the years. For this year’s Big Band Holidays concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will present fresh arrangements of timeless holiday classics, joined by vocalist René Marie, who All About Jazz called “one of the most arresting and complex vocal personalities performing today,” and vocalist Gregory Porter, who in a brief time has racked up a continuing stream of accolades and awards.
Big Band Holidays takes place in Rose Theater on December 7-8 at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on December 8.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Tickets for Big Band Holidays on December 7-8, 8pm: $10-$120; on December 8, 2pm: $10-$95

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  1. To say last evening’s concert was gorgeous, is an understatement! I have always liked ‘Walking In A Winter Wonderland’ but since hearing it played by Mr. Marsalis, I now don’t mind the winter, (I cannot bear the cold weather) and will would like to buy the live version. Secondly, as the entire audience agreed, ‘Zat You Santa Claus’ was remarkable for Mr. Goines arrangement and the incomparable vocals of Rene Marie—-extraordinary. I have many comments, but finally, must highlight the futuristic quality of reed’s on Mr. Nash’s arrangement, and the treament of the symbols by Mr. Jackson. I look forward enthusiastically to attending the ‘Blood On The Fields’ concert. Merry Christmas!

    Yorkshiregold2004 on Dec 9th, 2012 at 5:39pm