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Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Jazz at Lincoln Center Rings In The Holidays with Big Band Holidays


Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour, November 29–December 10 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Dianne Reeves with Samara Joy

Big Band Holidays at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, December 14–18, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Guest Vocalist Samara Joy

New York, NY (November 15, 2022) –Jazz at Lincoln Center spreads good cheer this holiday season as the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) featuring Dianne Reeves with Samara Joy perform Big Band Holidays throughout the U.S. The 10-city U.S. tour embarks in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on November 29. The Big Band Holidays tour concludes with a five-date homecoming engagement at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fredrick P. Rose Hall’s Rose Theater, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City), on December 14–18, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guest vocalist Samara Joy, and music-direction by JLCO veteran Victor Goines. The performance on Sunday, December 18 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. “The holidays are a time for family and friends and celebrating and reflecting. Big Band Holidays represent the unity of generations and what the season is all about. It is the soulful sound of two of today's most beautiful voices,” says Victor Goines.

“Dianne Reeves brings unparalleled soulfulness to everything she does. Her voice possesses the beauty of tradition and is virtuosic in every way. Each note she sings is solid gold. Samara Joy is a fantastic singer, quickly rising with her unique dynamic style. And the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra delivers on the ingredients of swing, syncopation, improvisation, and the blues to create concerts that promise to highlight the season for all in attendance.”

"For these must-attend performances, we're performing new arrangements including: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,' 'Snow Miser/Heat Miser,' 'Up On The Housetop,' 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?,' and the perennial favorite, 'All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.' We look forward to seeing you and sharing the communal spirit that jazz and the holidays bring!"

No Jazz at Lincoln Center season would be complete without the perennial Big Band Holidays concert, offering fresh, swinging arrangements of Christmas classics by its personnel. The guest stars for this year’s Big Band Holidays tour, Grammy Award-winner and NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves and 22-year old Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner (2019) Samara Joy, joins an all-star roll-call of predecessors that includes Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, René Marie, Vuyo Sotashe, Veronica Swift, and Catherine Russell.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit Jazz.org. For live streaming information, visit JazzLive.com.

2022 Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour:
November 29 | Eau Claire, WI – Pablo Center at the Confluence *Dianne Reeves is featured vocalist

November 30 | Minneapolis, MN – Orchestra Hall *Dianne Reeves is featured vocalist

December 2 | Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall, Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill

December 3 | York, PA - Strand Theatre, Appell Center for the Performing Arts

December 5 | St. Louis, MO – Powell Hall *Samara Joy is featured vocalist

December 7 | Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre December 9 | Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum

December 10 | Wickenburg, AZ – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts

December 14–18 | New York, NY – Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Health and Safety Guidelines

We believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire, and create a sense of community and we are committed to employing all measures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our artists and staff when visiting or working in the House of Swing.

Important reminders:

· Face masks are not required, but recommended for performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz at Lincoln Center will no longer require proof of vaccination or booster to enter its facilities.

· For more information on our health and safety protocols, please visit https://2022.jazz.org/our-commitment-to-you

· In recognition of the great uncertainty created by the current health situation, we have expanded our exchange and refund policy to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. Find more details here.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $40 and up dependent upon seating section.

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 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Hot Seats are available only in person at the Box Office, with a maximum of two tickets per person. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

*Please note that a $3.50 Jazz at Lincoln Center Facility Fee applies to ALL ticket purchases, with the exception of $10 Hot Seats. A $7 handling fee also applies when purchasing tickets from CenterCharge or when purchasing tickets online via jazz.org.

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 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.

Box Office hours:

Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

No weekend hours except on performance days.

Center Charge hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Each ticket purchase helps support Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Additional information may be found at jazz.org.

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Jazz Live is Jazz at Lincoln Center's video streaming app, which provides exclusive access to the institution’s live webcasts, a selection of archival performances, and all of the original world-class digital content for which Jazz at Lincoln Center is renowned. The Jazz Live app is available now from Apple (iOS/tvOS), Google (Android/Android TV), Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. For more information and to subscribe, visit jazzlive.com.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 35th season runs from through June 10, 2023 in Rose Theater, The Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club – all at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, NY. In addition to 22 unique live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall and more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club, the organization will offer webcast performances, in-person and virtual education programs, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is presented by the Arnhold Family.

Leadership support for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is provided by Michele and Mark Mandel, the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, and the Zou Family Fund.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center is made possible through America’s Cultural Treasures, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant through the leadership and support of Senator Charles E. Schumer and the New York Congressional Delegation.

Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season is provided by Jody and John Arnhold and Lynne and Richard Pasculano.

Leadership support is also provided by an Anonymous Donor; Jody and John Arnhold; Mellody Hobson and George Lucas; and Dalio Philanthropies.

Major support is provided by Abrams Foundation; The Ambrose Monell Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation, Inc.; and Seedlings Foundation.

Generous support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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

Press Inquiries:

Madelyn Gardner
Assistant Director, PR & External Communications, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Zooey T. Jones
Senior Director, PR & External Communications, Jazz at Lincoln Center