Home» News Updates» Christmas Music

News Updates – Christmas Music

  • Jingle Bells and jazz

    Posted on November 27th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Wynton Marsalis, one of the most important American musicians of the past 50 years, is on the phone from his home in New York City. We’re talking about “Jingle Bells.” The conversation started rather awkwardly, on my part, anyway. I mean, this is a guy who has dedicated much of the past four decades ensuring that jazz is recognized as a true American art form, perhaps the American art form … and I’m asking him if he and his extraordinary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play “Jingle Bells.”   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Celebrates the Holidays with a new release: BIG BAND HOLIDAYS

    Posted on September 21st, 2015 in Music | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the release of Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Special guests on Big Band Holidays are some of today’s commanding new voices in jazz: René Marie, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more. Big Band Holidays will be released on CD, limited edition 180g vinyl and digital formats on October 30, 2015.   Keep reading »

  • Big Band Holidays Tour: JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Posted on November 9th, 2013 in Concerts | 3

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will add soul and swing to the holiday season as they embark on a new U.S. Big Band Holidays Tour beginning on December 5 (see complete tour dates below).
    On this first-time tour, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, which recently topped the Big Band Category in Downbeat magazine’s 2013 Reader’s Poll, will perform Swing-era and new big band arrangements of timeless holiday tunes.

      Keep reading »

  • Wynton Offers Free Download from His Album “Christmas Jazz Jam”

    Posted on December 8th, 2010 in Music | 2

    In the honor of the Christmas spirit, follow this link for a free download of “O Christmas Tree.”

      Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton playing Red Hot Holiday Stomp at JALC

    Posted on December 31st, 2007 in Video | 10

    On December 10, 2007, Wynton played for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) annual holiday concert, Red Hot Holiday Stomp, from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Frederick P. Rose Hall. The concert featured Wynton leading an evening of joyous music and storytelling. Joining him for Red Hot Holiday Stomp were Wycliffe “Pinecone” Gordon, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Victor Goines, Joe Temperley, “Papa” Don Vappie, Reginald Veal, Dan Nimmer and Herlin Riley.

      Keep reading »

  • Video: The Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert

    Posted on December 22nd, 2007 in Video | 11

    The following videos, entitled: “Silent Night”, “The Christmas Song” and “Have Yourself a Marry Little Christmas”, come from “A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert”, recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, December 8, 1991. The concert is available as CD or DVD.

      Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play Red Hot Holiday Stomp at JALC

    Posted on December 3rd, 2007 in Concerts | 31

    Tune in to PBS on Monday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m.* for Live From Lincoln Center’s telecast of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) annual holiday concert, Red Hot Holiday Stomp, from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Frederick P. Rose Hall.

      Keep reading »

  • Wynton and friends play Red Hot Holiday Stomp at JALC

    Posted on December 8th, 2006 in Concerts | 3

    In what has become a Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition, Wynton Marsalis heads up a Crescent City-style holiday celebration, with help from the trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Dan Nimmer, the banjoist Don Vappie and the drummer Herlin Riley, among others.

      Keep reading »

  • Hark! The Heralded Jazzmen Swing Some Familiar Melodies

    Posted on December 17th, 2005 in Review | 4

    Somewhere between ritual and remnant lies the jazz Christmas concert. As a manifestation of pure secular middle-class civility, it represents a vague and probably disappearing middle ground, even in Manhattan.

      Keep reading »

  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton

    Posted on December 12th, 2005 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton Marsalis and friends will bring New Orleans swing to New York for the holiday season!

      Keep reading »