In CJO Season 11

Add a little jazz to your holiday cheer with this popular Charleston Jazz tradition!

HOLIDAY SWING: A Charleston Jazz Tradition

CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston Jazz Orchestra always looks forward to this holiday concert. Maestro Robert Lewis and our 18-piece big band with special guest vocalist Zandrina Dunning will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of holiday favorites. Add a little jazz to your holiday cheer with this popular Charleston Jazz tradition! Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com or call the Charleston Jazz box office at 843-641-0011. Ticket prices range from $25 – $60. Senior rates for 65 and older. $10 for students and children.

“We are excited to be wrapping up our eleventh season with Holiday Swing! We will be joined by the great local vocalist Zandrina Dunning for several tunes, including a few from the classic Ella Fitzgerald Christmas albums. Also, we’ll be performing the entire Duke Ellington arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Add in several other holiday classics, and you’ve got yourself a party!”     -Robert Lewis, CJO Music Director

“It is both an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to be front and center with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra.”               -Zandrina Dunning

The song list includes:

Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych, Arranged by Rich DeRosa
The Nutcraker Suite– Composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Christmas Time is Here – Composed by Vince Guaraldi, Arranged by Roger Holmes
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Composed by Irving Berlin, Arranged by Alan Glasscock
Winter Wonderland – Composed by Richard Smith, Arranged by Myles Collins
Do You Hear What I Hear? – Composed by Gloria Baker, Arranged by Mark Sterbank and Charlton Singleton
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Traditional, Arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Skating – Composed by Vince Guaraldi, Arranged by Robert Lewis
The Christmas Song – Composed by Mel Torme, Arranged by Robert Lewis

About Zandrina Dunning:
Zandrina Dunning is a professional singer/songwriter and event producer originally from Boston Massachusetts. She resides in Charleston, South Carolina performing all genres of music ranging from opera to soul/funk to country. Zandrina has performed with local and national recording artists to include Multi-Grammy Award winner George Benson, Nashville singer/songwriter Patrick Davis, Darius Rucker & Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish, American Idol Season 11 finalist, Elise Testone, and more. Zandrina can be seen performing in and around Charleston with local bands and with her own project, The Zandrina Dunning Experience. She would like to thank her helping hands for the support she’s needed to be able to pursue a full-time career in music and theater arts.

About the Charleston Jazz Orchestra:
Under the direction of Robert Lewis, the Charleston Jazz Orchestra has been performing for audiences in the Lowcountry for over 10 years. The CJO is comprised of 18 accomplished jazz musicians and is an entertaining and educational example of the rich history of jazz in Charleston. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra offers a six concert subscription series known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene.

About Charleston Jazz:
Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz in the Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy.

For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Brittany Burkett at [email protected].


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