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A Swinging Big Band Christmas


Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:00PM

A Swinging Big Band Christmas







Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Peter Myers, leader
L.A. All-Star Jazz Orchestra

SILVER: Sister Sadie
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Such Sweet Thunder
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Anatomy of a Murder
SILVER: Señor Blues
PORTER-KONITZ-DAMERON: What Is This Thing
ELLINGTON-MONK-DAVIS: Three Trios
SILVER: Song For My Father
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Ellington Medley Nica's Dream
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Sonnet For Hank Cinq
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Star-Crossed Lovers
WALTON: Charmed Circle
HANCOCK: Maiden Voyage
HORACE SILVER-BENNY GOLSON: B&H Minor Blues
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Sonnet For Caesar
JACKSON-MANCINI: Basso Continuo
Try A Little Tenderness
STOLLER: On Broadway
JAZZ HISTORY: The Joint Is Jumpin'
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Lady Mac
PORTER: Love For Sale
ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN: Nutcracker March
Jingle Bells
Winter Wonderland

Ring in the holiday season with a celebration of American jazz as living legend Peter Myers and some of LA’s finest musicians perform the music of Duke Ellington and other great jazz composers, along with holiday favorites. Hear the joyful sounds of wailing trumpets and toe-tapping rhythms. There’s no better way to get in the mood for the festive season!

Peter Myers is a living legend, with a career spanning five decades and a list of collaborators running the gamut from Sarah Vaughan and Barbra Streisand to Sammy Davis, Jr., and Plácido Domingo. He has contributed to films such as Rocky III, For Your Eyes Only, and The Formula, and television programs and specials including The Carol Burnett Show, The Sonny and Cher Show, and the Academy Awards. For this special performance, he’s gathered together leading Southern California players from the region’s most distinguished big bands, jazz ensembles and studio musicians to ring in the holiday season.