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The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Performs Big Band Holiday Classics

Continuing a beloved New York tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis warms up the House of Swing with soulful renditions of holiday classics.

With fresh arrangements, playful improvisation and entertaining storytelling, they bring out the magic in such classics as Count Basie's "Jingle Bells," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Brazilian Sleigh Bells." Jazz royalty Catherine Russell is the special guest vocalist. Kenny Washington also joins the band.

PERFORMERS

Wynton Marsalis (music director, trumpet), Greg Gisbert (trumpet), Kenny Rampton (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Vincent Gardner (trombone), Chris Crenshaw (trombone), Sam Chess (trombone), Sherman Irby (alto saxophone), Ted Nash (alto saxophone), Victor Goines (tenor saxophone), Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone), Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone), James Chirillo (guitar), Dan Nimmer (piano), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Marion Felder (drums), Catherine Russell (vocals), Kenny Washington (vocals)

SET LIST

  • "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) arranged by Victor Goines
  • "What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin'?)" (Louis Prima) arranged by Chris Crenshaw
  • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane) arranged by Victor Goines
  • "Brazilian Sleigh Bells" (Percy Faith) arranged by Carlos Henriquez
  • "Jingle Bells" (James Lord Pierpont) arranged by Ernie Wilkins
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