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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in Athens

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
Time 7:30pm
Event Type Concert
Tour Big Band Holidays Tour 2021
Project Big Band Holidays
Venue University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
Address 230 River Rd
Location Athens, GA, United States
Venue Phone +1 706-542-4400

The house of swing comes alive in Athens when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis brings this beloved New York holiday tradition to UGA Presents for the very first time! Featuring soulful, big band versions of the season’s greatest classics, Big Band Holidays is a joyful, uplifting program starring 15 of jazz music’s leading musicians. Under the leadership of universally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, and musical director Wynton Marsalis, this remarkably versatile group performs and leads concerts and educational events in New York, across the U.S., and around the globe. The band’s much-anticipated return to Athens promises to bring holiday cheer to one and all!



Set I:

  • Jingle Bells
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (Alita Moses, vocals)
  • It’s Easy To Blame The Weather (Alita Moses, vocals)
  • Frosty The Snowman

Set II:

  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (rhythm trio)
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? (Alita Moses, vocals)
  • I’m Still Here This Christmas (Alita Moses, vocals)
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain