Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra to Make Holiday Tour Featuring Ellington Nutcracker

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Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will bring a program of holiday-related jazz to four cities in the Northeast in December, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced.

The concerts will start with excerpts from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's arrangement of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, including "Toot Toot Tootie Toot," "Peanut Butter Brigade," and "Sugar Rum Cherry," a jazz version of the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."

The second half of the program includes original works by Marsalis and saxophonist Ted Nash; standards by Count Basie, Charles Mingus, and others; and holiday songs.

The tour opens at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on December 9. It then travels to the Tilles Center in Brookville, New York (December 10), the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia (December 11), and the Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York (December 12).


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