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Monday, November 5th, 2012

Celebrate the Holidays at Jazz at Lincoln Center

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER  

  • Big Band Holidays featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalists René Marie and Gregory Porter in Rose Theater on Dec. 7-8
  • Inaugural Ring In The Swing:  A New Year’s Eve Dance Party
    featuring The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
    Produced in collaboration with Ron McGugins and On2 Productions. 

    Includes two sets of live music, open bar, dinner buffet, party favors and champagne toast in the sexiest room in New York City, The Allen Room, on New Year’s Eve

 
Who/What/Where/When:   This holiday season, Jazz at Lincoln Center brings back Big Band Holidays, a favorite seasonal tradition in Rose Theater, and inaugurates Ring In The Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party, the organization’s first swing dance party and concert in The Allen Room.

Holiday celebrations have been de rigueur at Jazz at Lincoln Center since December 1989, when Wynton Marsalis’ band and The Lincoln Center Classical Jazz Orchestra presented “A Classical Jazz Christmas.”   Jazz at Lincoln Center has proudly continued the tradition over the years.  For this year’s Big Band Holidays concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will present fresh arrangements of timeless holiday classics, joined by vocalist René Marie, who All About Jazz called “one of the most arresting and complex vocal personalities performing today,” and vocalist Gregory Porter, who in a brief time has racked up a continuing stream of accolades and awards.  Big Band Holidays takes place in Rose Theater on December 7-8 at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on December 8.

On New Year’s Eve, Jazz at Lincoln Center launches Ring in the Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party.  Back dropped by the finest view in New York City, hip revelers will launch into 2013 with help from The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, whose stated mission over its two-decade run has been to “keep the spirit of big band swing music alive and thriving” by animating the classic big band charts of Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. Ring in the Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party takes place on December 31 beginning at 8:30pm in The Allen Room.  Produced in collaboration with Ron McGugins.  Admission includes two sets of live music, open bar, dinner buffet, party favors and champagne toast in the sexiest room in New York City.

Where:  Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Tickets: 
Tickets for Big Band Holidays on December 7-8, 8pm: $10-$120; on December 8, 2pm: $10-$95

Tickets for Ring in the Swing: $325 per person including two sets of live music, open bar, dinner buffet, party favors, champagne toast, and the best view in New York City.

Tickets for Rose Theater and The Allen Room can be purchased through jalc.org or 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.  Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select 9:30pm performances in The Allen Room (excluding Ring in the Swing and Jazz & Popular Song concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability.  Available only for select Allen Room shows; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates. Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the Box Office. 

Sponsorship: Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Bank, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, Qatar Airways, and SiriusXM.

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