Gerald Veasley Performs Jazzy Christmas Celebration with His Quintet at the Kimmel Center December 11


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With special guests vocalist Maysa, guitarist Chuck Loeb, pianist Bobby Lyle and saxophonist Kim Waters; background vocalists Ramona Hunter, Kenny Pitt and Zahmu Sankofa

Philadelphia native, bassist and WJJZ 97.5 on-air personality Gerald Veasley performs a special Jazzy Christmas program with his quintet and special guests at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 8pm. Joining Veasley on stage are special guests vocalist Maysa, guitarist Chuck Loeb, pianist Bobby Lyle and saxophonist Kim Waters for a jazzy, gospel rendition of holiday favorites. Veasley narrates the story of a gift with winter's promise to audience members, to then return to the true meaning of Christmas -spending time with loved ones -through musical selections. The program includes holiday hits such as “Wonderland," “Let it Snow," “Baby It's Cold Outside" and “Best Gift I Ever Got," as well as Stevie Wonder's “If it's Magic," “Holy Night" and “This Christmas."

This concert is the twelfth concert in the World & Pop Series scheduled for the Kimmel Center Presents 2007/2008 season. The next concert in the series will be Daryl Hall and John Oates with “Home for Christmas" on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 8pm in Verizon Hall.

Tickets for Gerald Veasley's Jazzy Christmas are $34, $43, $49, $55 and $65, and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

A limited number of $10 tickets are available for every Kimmel Center Presents performance at the Kimmel Center. Tickets go on sale the day of the event and can be purchased at the Kimmel Center box office beginning 2.5 hours prior to curtain time and 11:30am for matinees. Limit one ticket per person.

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