The Augustana Jazz Ensemble and Augustana Jazz Combos will present "A Swingin’ Christmas at Augustana," directed by Joel Linscheid.
The concert will feature a variety of holiday favorites, including "Sleigh Ride" (as performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra), "Winter Wonderland" (as sung by Ella Fitzgerald) and "Jingle Bells" (as performed by the Count Basie Orchestra).
The Augustana Jazz Ensemble also will p lay three movements of the famous “Ellington Nutcracker”— Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. In addition to the Augustana Jazz Ensemble, the Augustana Jazz Combos will be featured on the concert.
"Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson, arr. John LaBarbera
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Martin/Blane, arr. Alan Baylock
The Nutcracker Suite Mvt. I (Overture) by Tchaikovsky, arr. Ellington/Strayhorn
The Nutcracker Suite Mvt. IV (Sugar Rum Cherry) by Tchaikovsky, arr. Ellington/ Strayhorn
The Nutcracker Suite Mvt. II (Toot Toot Tootie Toot) by Tchaikovsky, arr. Ellington/Strayhorn
"Winter Wonderland," arr. Frank DeVol
"The Christmas Song" by Torme/Wells, arr. Paul Jennings
"Jingle Bells," arr. Ernie Wilkins
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