Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
December 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts
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Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Collins Center for the Arts

$30/$36/$44/$59/$72, facility fee of $5 will apply.

Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
and Special Guests Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir

One of the world’s leading jazz ensembles comes to the Collins Center for this exciting live holiday concert!

In this much-anticipated annual tradition the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis offers swinging performances of holiday music. The JLCO will debut new arrangements of familiar songs sacred and secular, from Count Basie’s “Jingle Bells” to classics like “White Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride.” Big Band Holidays travels the country annually, spreading holiday cheer in a tour that includes a four-show run in Rose Theater. Extraordinary guest vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir join the festivities. A Juno Award nominee and National Jazz Award recipient, Sinclaire is regarded as one of the most dynamic voices in jazz, making important contributions in the continuum of the great jazz crooners. Shakir is one of the greatest bebop singers in the world today, an unrecognized talent with a thrilling voice, sure to send elation through the audience. A long-time friend of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Shakir made her first appearance at the opening festivities of Frederick P. Rose Hall and has performed with artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, and Pharoah Sanders. She is also an early inspiration to her son, veteran JLCO saxophonist Walter Blanding. Together with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, they share the stage to celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year.

 


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Prior to the concert, Dr. Jack Burt, Assoiciate Professor of Trumpet and UMaine Jazz Ensemble Director, will present a multi-media pre-concert talk from 5:30-6:15 in Minsky Recital Hall.

Dr. Burt will offer a look the career of Wynton Marsalis, and his place in the American jazz music scene, as a trumpeter, educator, jazz spokesman, and Director of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The talk will also offer a performance from a student jazz combo, led by UMaine professor Dr. Dan Barrett.

Grab dinner before the show and help Ecuador!7A6b47C4-3B9ACA00-1-Margaritas Noche Poster

Help the UMaine Chapter of Engineers Without Borders bring clean water to a community in need! The Engineers Without Borders will receive a portion of the proceeds from Margaritas Restaurant on Dec. 3rd! Be sure to ask your server about contributing 15% of your bill to find a clean water solution for the Ecuadorian community of El Descanso!