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Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis And Vocalists Denzal Sinclaire And Alexis Morrast Ring In The Holidays With Big Band Holidays

Big Band Holidays at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s
Rose Theater, December 18–22,
with Relaxed Performance on December 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Blue Engine Records Big Band Holidays II
available digitally now;
in stores soon on CD and Vinyl

New York, NY (October 31, 2019) – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guest vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Alexis Morrast spread good cheer this holiday season with five performances of Big Band Holidays in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on December 18-21 at 8:00 p.m. and December 22 at 2:00 p.m. The performance on Sunday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m., will be a Relaxed Performance, designed to provide an opportunity for children or adults with autism, learning difficulties, or other sensory and communication needs to enjoy our performances with their families in a more relaxed environment.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. 

Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Brazilian Sleigh Ride,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting holiday program that plays to sold-out audiences every December. The beloved New York tradition is renowned for showcasing some of the most exciting and charismatic vocalists on the scene, with recent editions including Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, René Marie, Vuyo Sotashe, Veronica Swift, and Catherine Russell. This year Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes back an old favorite, the smooth-as-silk baritone vocalist Denzal Sinclaire and presents a Big Band Holidays first-timer: local teenage phenomenon Alexis Morrast, first-place winner of the nationally broadcast Showtime at the Apollo.

Additionally, Blue Engine Records,Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house record label, celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the release of Big Band Holidays II, a sequel to a beloved and festive album released in 2015 by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Big Band Holidays II includes an electric, never-before-released solo piano performance of "O Tannenbaum” by Aretha Franklin.  The Queen of Soul sang the holiday classic in English and German, while accompanying herself on piano, at a surprise performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015 Big Band Holidays concert.  "O Tannenbaum," exclusively on Big Band Holidays II, is one of only a handful of tracks to be released since Franklin’s passing on August 16, 2018. Additional guests on Big Band Holidays II include some of jazz’s most beloved voices: Catherine Russell, Veronica Swift, Denzal Sinclaire,and Audrey Shakir. This newest collection of holiday classics is now available on all digital platforms and will be in stores as a CD on November 15, 2019 and available on 2xLP audiophile vinyl on December 6, 2019.

For more information, visit jazz.org.

Ticket Information
Rose Theater ticket prices are $40 and up, dependent upon seating section.

All single tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and TV-connected applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide at jazz.org/live.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, and Steinway & Sons.

Generous support for the 2019-2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible in part by the Arnhold Family, Diana and Joe DiMenna, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Press Inquiries:
Zooey Tidal Jones
Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center
zjones@jazz.org
212-258-9821

Anika Hossain
Public Relations & External Communications Assistant
Jazz at Lincoln Center
ahossain@jazz.org
212-258-9879