- $45 for one ticket to see Big Band Holidays with Jazz at Lincoln Center (up to $75.80 value)
- When: Monday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Uihlein Hall Marcus Center
- Seating: mid or rear orchestra
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Big Band Holidays with Jazz at Lincoln Center
- Jazz at Lincoln Center’s claim to fame, according to its website: it opened “the world’s first venue designed specifically for jazz”
- Number of musicians in its orchestra: 15
- Their leader: Artistic Director and trumpeter extraordinaire Wynton Marsalis
- Who’s joining them for the holidays: jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant
- Her accolades: she won four categories in the DownBeat Critics Poll in 2014 and first prize at the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocalist Competition
- Her show in the words of the New York Times: “She radiates authority and delivers a set with almost a dramatic arc . . . Her voice clamps into each song, performing careful variations on pitch, stretching words but generally not scatting.”
- What the orchestra has under the tree for the audience: holiday standards rearranged by ensemble members in styles such as old-fashioned swing, Dixieland jazz, and soulful, churchy grooves; possibly that puppy you always wanted but never got
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
A thrust stage augments Todd Wehr Theatre’s already-intimate ambiance, allowing theatergoers perched on three sides of the stage to feel like a part of the action unfolding in front of them. Even in the balcony, onlookers are close enough to the performance to see the most nuanced facial expressions or hear the dialogue running through an actor’s head before she says it. The theater itself is part of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, a 40-year-old Milwaukee institution lauded for its Broadway shows and stream of offerings to the city’s lively arts community.