Big Band Holidays

Big Band Holidays is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s holiday concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Big Band Holidays 2019

Wednesday-Sunday, December 18-22, 2019 ~ The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis makes the holidays swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

$180 tickets at

Guest vocalists Alexis Morrast and Denzal Sinclaire add to the cheer. This is an All-Star orchestra. Puerto Rican New Yorker Carlos Henriquez (Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Wynton Marsalis) holds the bass chair.

These concerts sells out every year.

Big Band Holidays is a New New York Holiday Tradition

The concert swings with holiday classics like Count Basie’s Jingle Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and Billie Holiday’s I’ve Got my Love to Keep me Warm.

Really, you have to imagine the whole of Time Warner Center swinging to a jazzy holiday beat. In your mind’s eye, see those twin towers swinging back and forth like two dancers at the Savoy Ballroom once upon a time in Harlem.

Now Santa is no dummy. He is for sure going to stop first at the happiest house, and on these days and nights that has got to be Jazz at Lincoln Center swinging to Big Band Holidays.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

This is an all-star orchestra.


  • Wynton Marsalisali
  • Marcus Printup
  • Kenny Rampton


  • Walter Blanding
  • Victor Goines
  • Sherman Irby
  • Ted Nash
  • Paul Nedzela, baritone


  • Chris Crenshaw
  • Vincent Gardner
  • Elliot Mason


Big Band Holidays 2018

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Big Band Holidays concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center is Wednesday – Sunday, December 19-23, 2018. From $105

  • Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, December 20-22 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 23 at 2pm

Wynton Marsalis will be there and so will Carlos Henriquez, the heir to the legacy of Puerto Rican jazz and salsa legend Tito Puente.

Big Band Holidays 2017

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Big Band Holidays concert is at Jazz at Lincoln Center in is Wednesday – Sunday, December 13 – 17, 2017. This year’s special guest vocalists are Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington.

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