Jazz At Lincoln Center Premieres 2020 Holiday Virtual Concerts

Jazz At Lincoln Center Premieres  2020 Holiday Virtual Concerts

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Big Band Holidays Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Rubén Blades, Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling, Ashley Pezzotti, and more premieres on Saturday, December 19, 7:00p.m. EST.
Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the holiday season with the premiere of Big Band Holidays on December 19, and A New Years Eve Celebration: Live From Dizzy’s on December 31—two new virtual concerts featuring iconic guest artists and emerging stars in jazz.

Tickets for each virtual holiday event are available on jazz.org.

Big Band Holidays

Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guest vocalists Rubén Blades, Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling, and Ashley Pezzotti.

Premieres on Saturday, December 19 at 7:00p.m. EST
Ticket holders will have on-demand access to the concert through Sunday,
December 27 at 3:00a.m. EST.

Ring in the holiday season with messages of peace and good cheer with the premiere of a one-of-a-kind virtual concert event. Big Band Holidays features brand new performances of the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the finest names in vocal jazz including Rubén Blades, Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling, and Ashley Pezzotti exploring the canon of holiday standards including favorites like “Winter Wonderland,” “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?,” ‘Nutcracker Suite, Mvt. III,” “O Tannenbaum,” “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!,” and “Little Drummer Boy."

Holiday celebrations have been a seasonal tradition at Jazz at Lincoln Center since December 1989. This year’s new virtual presentation of Big Band Holidays, combining new performances recorded at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, virtual at-home recordings, and highlights from historical Big Band Holidays holiday concerts, is certain to keep the holiday tradition timeless and modern.


To purchase Big Band Holidays tickets, visit jazz.org.

Tickets are $25.00 for non-members.

Discounted tickets are available for Jazz at Lincoln Center members:
Chairman’s Circle, Board, and Select Donors: Free
Patrons program and upper level Rhythm Club: $12.50
Friends of Jazz and Lower Level Rhythm Club: $20.00
Jazz at Lincoln Center Subscribers: $20.00

Each ticket purchase helps support Jazz at Lincoln Center.

On the day of the concert premiere, ticket holders will have access to the broadcast through a private password protected webpage link shared via email.

A New Year’s Eve Celebration: Live From Dizzy’s

Featuring Emmet Cohen Trio with special guests Houston Person and Samara Joy McLendon
Thursday, December 31 at 7:30p.m. EST*

For this New Year’s Eve edition of Live From Dizzy’s, the Emmet Cohen Trio with special guests Houston Person and Samara Joy McLendon return to Dizzy’s to perform holiday classics like “ What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve," “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas;” tunes by George Gershwin and Cole Porter; and rare gems such as “Good Morning Heartache.”

Pianist and bandleader Emmet Cohen is one of the most in-demand musicians in New York. As both a sideman and bandleader, he has quickly become an integral part of the cross-generational jazz community thriving in New York City. Cohen’s trio, made up of Russell Hall on bass and Kyle Poole on drums, has become a first-call rhythm section for top vocalists and instrumentalists, in addition to being a popular headlining band in its own right. The trio will be joined by rising star vocalist Samara Joy McLendon, recent winner of the Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition; and a master of the music, 86-year-old tenor saxophonist Houston Person.

“Dizzy's Club has felt like home for our entire eight-year tenure in New York City,” says Emmet. “Russell Hall, Kyle Poole, and I have honed our craft there, created countless memories, and planted valuable seeds for the evolution of our music. It is with joy, hope, love, and clarity that we will foster in the year 2021, inviting people around the world to celebrate with us.”

To accommodate viewers around the world, sets will be re-broadcast at the following times on the same evening or following day depending on region:

In the Westcoast; Midwest U.S.; Canada:
Same evening at 10:30p.m. EST/ 7:30p.m. PST

In Japan; Asia:
Following day (January 1) at 7:30a.m. EST / 8:30p.m. JST

In Africa; Europe:
Following day (January 1) at 1:30p.m. EST / 7:30p.m. CEST

This New Year’s Eve performance will feature an artist interview, hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center Concerts and Touring Associate Yunie Mojica, prior to the set.


To purchase New Years Eve Live From Dizzy’s tickets, visit jazz.org.

Concert access is free for Jazz at Lincoln Center members. To learn more about becoming a member, visit jazz.org.

For non-members, tickets for Live From Dizzy’s concert events are available now on jazz.org. A suggested $10 Live From Dizzy’s ticket price, per livestream performance, helps support Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Twenty-four hours before the concert event, ticket holders will receive a private online link and password with access to view the performance.

This story appears courtesy of All About Jazz Publicity.
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