Swinging Yuletide

Holiday favorites featured in Friday, Dec. 2, concert

Seasonal holiday favorites highlight the annual Swinging Yuletide at UW-La Crosse.

The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra will be joined by UWL Instrumental Jazz Ensembles, the La Crosse Jazz Quartet and the Coulee Chordsmen to perform holiday classics with a jazz twist at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition.

Selections will include the University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of UWL Music Department Senior Lecturer Karyn Quinn, performing “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and Glenn Miller’s “Frosty The Snow Man.”

The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, directed by retired UWL professor Greg Balfany, will close the concert with “The Nutcracker Suite,” as originally performed by Les Brown. Several holiday classics will be performed featuring vocalists Cathy Reitz and Tim Henke.

Tickets are $20 for cabaret-style table seating or $5 for students and $10 for others in theater seating. The concert typically sells out every year so early purchase is recommended.

Tickets are available by calling the Music Department at 608.785.8415 or visiting 145 Center for the Arts, 333 N 16th St. All proceeds go to funding jazz scholarships through the UWL Foundation.

If you go —
Who
: The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra, UWL Instrumental Jazz Ensembles, the La Crosse Jazz Quartet and the Coulee Chordsmen
What: Swinging Yuletide
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
Where: Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition
Admission: $20 for cabaret-style table seating; $5 for students; and $10 for others in theater seating. Get tickets by calling 608.785.8415 or in 145 Center for the Arts, 333 N 16th St.