Compaq Big Band
The Boston Pops' Christmas concerts and The Nutcracker ballet are timeless New England seasonal classics, but this year a spectacular new holiday jazz music tradition begins on ‘Christmas Eve Eve’ - Monday night December 23rd. The 19-piece Compaq Big Band debuts at the fabulous City Winery with 'Boston’s Big Band Christmas'. It will be an amazing evening filled with seasonal favorites like you’ve never heard them before - exciting, inspirational, and just plain fun. Even the biggest Grinch can’t help but get in the Christmas spirit!
The styles you’ll hear on December 23rd run the gamut from traditional swing to very UNtraditional jazz rock, ballad, samba and jazz waltz tunes – all high-energy arrangements from legendary big band arrangers such as Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Tom Kubis, Sammy Nestico, Dave Metzger, and John Clayton. Amazing jazz vocalists Renee Dupuis and Ed Scheer will be channelin’ Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Linda Eder, Mariah Carey, and much more.
With City Winery's phenomenal sound system and terrific sight lines, there’s not a bad seat in the house - but early arrival is suggested for best selection. They have a wonderful menu along with a great selection of wine, beer, and cocktails for before or during the show. Advance ticket holders are eligible for a discounted parking rate at the Government Center Garage – see the City Winery web site FAQ topic about parking.
To get a tiny sample of what you’re in for, take a listen to the Tom Kubis Big Band performing the instrumental Joy To The World www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Tx6lZEzNo. And, for a vocal preview, check out Diana Krall and the Hamilton-Clayton Orchestra on Jingle Bells www.youtube.com/watch?v=SABWU6im1do.
For more information and to purchase tickets, see citywinery.com/boston/compaq-big-band-12-23-19.html. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
City Winery is located at 80 Beverly Street in the heart of Downtown Boston, close to familiar landmarks such as the Haymarket, the North End, TD Garden, and Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market.
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