Jonathan's Holiday Picks

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Jonathan's Holiday Picks:

Freddy Cole Quartet + Special Guest Harry Allen @ Birdland

Tenor Saxophonist, Harry Allen, is spending Christmas with legendary pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole. They'll be joined by guitarist Randy Napoleon, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Quentin Baxter. Thursday, December 22nd through Saturday December 24th 8:30/11:00 PM http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/

Michael Feinstein @ Feinstein's/54Below

This year Michael Feinstein is spreading holiday cheer through the music of Judy Garland. Titled a A Holiday To Remember, this Garland tribute will celebrate the talent, charisma, and character of the late performer. Audiences will hear classics like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “That’s Entertainment,” "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and more! Thursday, December 22nd through Friday December 30th. See link for showtimes: https://54below.com/events/michael-feinstein-holiday-remember/

Chris Botti @ Blue Note Jazz Club

Often the holiday season is marked by tradition. Trumpeter Chris Botti understands this and has celebrated the holidays for 12 years at his Annual Holiday Residency at Blue Note Jazz Club. Though it is called a "Holiday Residency," the show includes no holiday numbers. Instead listeners can expect an eclectic selection of jazz standards. Thursday, December 22nd through Sunday, January 8th 8:00/10:30 PM http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule

Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Have you heard? Cecile McLorin Salvant is one of the most excitng young Jazz musicians of today! And no one seems to know this better than Jazz at Lincoln Center. The 26-year-old Grammy Award winner returns to the venue next week to ring in 2017! She'll be joined by pianist Aaron Diehl, bassist Paul Sikivie, and drummer Lawrence Leathers. Monday, Decebmer 26th through Sunday, January 1st. See link for showtimes: http://www.jazz.org/dizzys/events

NY Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ David Geffen Hall

Ring in the new year with two great New York institutions. The New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis present Copland and Marsalis. A creation of Marsalis in honor of the Philharmonic's 175th anniversary. Wednesday, December 28th through Tuesday, January 3rd. See link for showtimes and dates: http://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1617/copland-and-marsalis?clicklocation=hp_hero_1