Tickets are free to Denison students, faculty, and staff. A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public for $15.00 each on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Vail Series welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest vocalist Catherine Russell performing “Big Band Holidays.”
In this much-anticipated seasonal tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis offers swinging and soulful performances of favorite holiday music. In addition to the classic selections heard on Blue Engine Records “Big Band Holidays” album, the JLCO will perform brand new arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, from Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” to favorites like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” For the occasion, JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby will handle all of the arrangements, guaranteeing a fresh and poignant experience. Irby is an extraordinary arranger and composer whose most recent commissioned work was met with a standing ovation in Rose Theater.
This year’s holiday festivities are made complete with a very special guest vocalist: Catherine Russell. The next generation in a family of jazz royalty, Russell possesses a transcendent voice and uplifting spirit that have secured her spot as an audience favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will personally choose some of her favorite holiday tunes, so good cheer is sure to be shared when she joins the JLCO in celebration of “the most wonderful time of the year.”