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Event Series Event Series: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Season 15

HOLIDAY SWING – Charleston Jazz Orchestra

December 2, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Charleston Jazz Orchestra Holiday Swing

The most anticipated concert of the year, the Lowcountry’s highly acclaimed Charleston Jazz Orchestra pulls out all the stops in this magical performance! You’ll be all aglow with the sounds of holidays past and present, filling the hall with all the splendor of the Big Band sound. A portion of the performance will feature the famed Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite.

Join thousands who make Holiday Swing their family tradition, making memories with music!


Concert Length: 90 min (no intermission)

Gavin Smith playing trombone with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra performs their Holiday Swing Concert at the Charleston Music Hall
Duke Ellington Public Domain

About Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite is truly a masterpiece. In 1960, Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, arranged Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music into a jazz suite, which has since become a holiday classic. The Nutcracker Suite showcases Ellington’s signature style of big band swing, bluesy melodies, and complex harmonies, while still paying homage to the original classical work. The result is a delightful and unique interpretation of the beloved Nutcracker story, with each movement bringing a fresh and exciting jazz twist to the familiar tunes.

Listen to Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite on Spotify!

Watch this clip from Holiday Swing 2022!

Charleston Music Hall

37 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403




Camden Garage
47 John St, Charleston, SC 29403

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73 Mary St, Charleston, SC 29403

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399 King St, Charleston, SC 29403


December 2, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST
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Charleston Music Hall
37 John St
Charleston, SC 29401 United States
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Charleston Jazz Orchestra Holiday Swing