Jazz at Lincoln Center Greets the Season with Big Band Holidays Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti

Jazz at Lincoln Center spreads good cheer this holiday season as the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis featuring guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti perform Big Band Holidays throughout the U.S. Music directed by veteran JLCO member Marcus Printup, the 12-city tour commences in Athens, GA on Nov. 27, concluding with a five-date homecoming engagement at Rose Theater in Fredrick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (located on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City), Dec. 13-17.

Sunday Dec. 17 features a 2 p.m. Relaxed Performance. These performances provide an opportunity for children and adults with autism, learning difficulties, or other sensory and communication needs to enjoy our programming with their families in a more relaxed environment.

Says Printup, “The holidays are a time when all generations come together, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s annual Big Band Holidays tour represents that unity and community. In addition to a few holiday classics, we’ll be featuring brand new arrangements of “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Jingle Bells,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Let it Snow,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” and “Snowbird,” an original composition by this year’s fabulous young vocalist Ashley Pezzotti. We look forward to swinging you into the holiday spirit!”

No Jazz at Lincoln Center season would be complete without the perennial Big Band Holidays concert, offering fresh, swinging arrangements of Christmas classics by JLCO members, plus a surprise tune or two. This year, Pezzotti joins an all-star roll call of predecessors that includes Samara Joy, Dianne Reeves, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, René Marie, Vuyo Sotashe, Veronica Swift, and Catherine Russell.

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2023 Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour:

November 27 | Athens, GA – University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
November 28 | Columbia, SC – Koger Center for the Arts
November 29 | Gainesville, FL – Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
November 30 | Fernandina Beach, FL – First Baptist Church (Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival)
December 2 | Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
December 3 | Palm Beach, FL – Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium
December 5 | Memphis, TN – First Baptist Church Broad
December 6 | Philadelphia, MS – Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music
December 7 | Auburn, AL – Woltosz Theatre at Gogue Performing Arts Center
December 8 | Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
December 9 | Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall at University of North Carolina
December 10 | Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2023-24 season focuses on the concept of community; the broader community of jazz; the numerous communities that nurtured its master practitioners across its timeline; the communities of consciousness that influenced these practitioners; the music’s power to bridge divides and coalesce these distinct communities; and the role of jazz – and the arts writ large – in maintaining the human connection in the digital era. Throughout its 2023-24 season, Jazz at Lincoln Center explores these subjects with concerts featuring the forward-thinking composers, virtuosic improvisers, and ingenious conceptualists that populate the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Implicitly or explicitly, season concerts, education programs, advocacy initiatives, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tours directly evoke themes that illuminate, as Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis puts it, the notion that, “Our music has the exceptional ability to bring people together.”

The organization’s 36th season runs from Sept. 21, 2023 to June 8, 2024 in Rose Theater, The Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club — all at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY. In addition to 24 unique live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall and more than 350 nights of music at Dizzy’s Club, the organization will offer webcast performances via the Jazz Live app, in-person and virtual education programs, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide.

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