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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalists Vuyo Sotashe and Veronica Swift ring in the holidays with Big Band Holidays

Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour,
November 28-December 16

Big Band Holidays at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
December 19–23, with Relaxed Performance on December 23 at 2pm

New York, NY (November 20, 2018)Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis spreads good cheer this holiday season as the world renowned jazz orchestra and guest vocaists Vuyo Sotashe and Veronica Swift perform Big Band Holidays throughout the U.S. The 14-city U.S. tour embarks in Ann Arbor, MI on November 28.  The Big Band Holidays tour takes the band through Texas, and the Southeast then concludes with a 5-date homecoming engagement at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fredrick P. Rose Hall’s Rose Theater on December 19–23. The performance on Sunday, December 23 at 2pm, 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.

With soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, Big Band Holidays is an uplifting tradition enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This year's program, co-music directed by Victor Goines and Wynton Marsalis, will include imaginative new versions of classics like “Winter Wonderland” and “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.” Recent Big Band Holidays programs have featured such acclaimed vocalists as Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, René Marie, and Catherine Russell. 

Taking the Rose Theater stage for the first time together, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra welcomes two standout rising star vocalists to join this tradition: Vuyo Sotashe and Veronica Swift. These distinctive young talents have both been major hits in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s various venues—Sotashe was most recently featured in Monk’s Dream in The Appel Room in October, and Swift was a featured vocalist for the JLCO’s Benny Goodman: King of Swing shows in the 2017–18 season.

In addition to Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’ offers a series of holiday celebrations in December. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cla will present Riley’s Red Hot Holidays (December 13); a special Christmas Eve show, Barry Harris Trio (December 21–24); and Carlos Henriquez Octet (December 26–31). The full December lineup and additional information is available at jazz.org/dizzys.   

Big Band Holidays will take place in Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.

Big Hand Holidays  U.S. Tour:

November 28 | Ann Arbor, MI – Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan

November 30 | Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre

December 1 | Houston, TX – Cullen Performance Hall at University of Houston

December 2 | Galveston, TX – The Grand 1894 Opera House

December 3 | San Antonio, TX – H-E-B Performance Hall at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

December 4 | Lufkin, TX – Angelina Arts Alliance

December 5 | Dallas, TX – Meyerson Symphony Center

December 7 | Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center

December 8 | Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center

December 9 | Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House

December 10 | Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall

December 11 | Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill

December 13 | Lynchburg, VA – Historic Academy of Music Theatre

December 14–15 | North Bethesda, MD – The Music Center at Strathmore

December 16 | York, PA – Strand Theatre at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts

December 19–23 | New York, NY – Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information for performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, NY
Rose Theater ticket prices are $50 and up, dependent upon seating section.

All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. 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 (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts)—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. These concerts are also 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

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
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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, Steinway & Sons, and United Airlines.

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Press Inquiries:
Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center
rkim@jazz.org
212-258-9807