DECEMBER 10 / Tampa, FL
Let It Snow
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than gather your entire family for Christmas Show at the Straz Center of Performing Arts for a magical night of “Christmas Delivered! From New York with Gifts”
Special holiday production. Night filled with live music, humor and entertainment. Great American Christmas covers and world renowned talents.
Hosted by Barry Rothbart
Actor, writer and comedian from ABC's The Conners, Hulu’s Vacation Friends, Netflix’s The Lovebirds, The Wolf of Wall Street and more. With numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show and his own stand up comedy special on Comedy Central.
The platinum-certified Chicago-born singer and songwriter exudes an empowering level of charisma and confidence earned by a quiet, decade-long grind. Her take on the Elvis Presley classic, “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” received a platinum plaque from the RIAA and generated over 150 million Spotify streams and 70 million YouTube views within three years of its release.
Legendary saxophonist and producer Bill Evans who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980’s with Miles Davis (at the age of 21) and recorded 6 records with Davis.
Lumina Youth Choirs from Tampa conducted by Judy Williams
Under the musical and artistic direction of Deah McReynolds, the choristers have collaborated with renowned artists such as Kenny Rogers, Barry Manilow, Ethan Bortnik, Doug LeBrecque and many others...
New York vocalist and composer Ashley Pezzotti
“Her intonation, the clarity of her phrasing, her vocal dynamics, and her timing are impeccable, and she is also a wonderful songwriter inspired by the American Songbook…” —JAZZ&BLUES REPORT
Tommy Campbell the original member of Dizzy Gillespie's big band, who also worked with John McLaughlin, Sonny Rollins, the Manhattan Transfer, Mingus Big Band to name a few. Drummer and showman with a little gift, his home trained squeaky Porkestra.
Emmy-nominated trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, performing standards and his own astute songs with a thrilling sense of showmanship.
Yaacov Mayman, a Grammy nominated saxophone player and composer. Yaacov has performed and/or recorded with Latin-Jazz Bobby Sanabria “Multiverse Afro Latin Big Band”, Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Al Foster, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Avishai Cohen…
Special guest Jorge Luis Pacheco from Cuba
Monty Alexander exclaims ,Pacheco “defies genre.” Winner of the 2007 JoJazz Award in Havana Pacheco is also the winner of the “Audience Award” and the “Jury Award” at the Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition, Switzerland in July 2014 . In 2017 Pacheco also won the award for the best performance and soloist in the Jazz Competition “Made in New York” in New York City with one of his compositions and aditionally he has a Master’s Degree in Composition from the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana (ISA).Pacheco is a virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist and vocalist. His music is a confluence of Cuban jazz, American jazz, and classical music with a measure of contemporary pop to keep things up to date.