Swing Into Christmas is going to be a very special holiday concert that features some of the bay area's best jazz players combined with silky smooth soulful vocals to deliver a masterful evening of holiday music. You will hear holiday classic's originally sung by Nat King Cole, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, and even a few Vince Guaraldi timeless instrumental tunes. Larry Vuckovich has put together an incredible line-up of musicians and singers to perform for you on this early holiday concert the first weekend in December. This show may sell out, so grab your tickets early.
Pianist Larry Vuckovich is one of the most versatile pianists in all of jazz having performed with so many masters in various genres which include traditional jazz, swinging bebop/contemporary jazz, Latin Afro-Cuban salsa/Brazilian, blues and world music. The list of the masters he has worked with is quite impressive: Cab Calloway, Dexter Gordon, Jon Hendricks, Charles McPherson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Vince Guaraldi (to name a few).
Jamie Davis - Two-time Grammy nominated vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra's albums, 'All About Basie' and 'Live At Birdland.' Jamie has performed at venues in Rome, Dubai, Moscow, Tokyo, Milan, Zagreb Croatia, Baku, Kula Lumpur, Finland, Serbia, St. Petersburg, Spain, Paris, & Royal Albert Hall in London. In the States he's performed at, Dizzy's, Birdland, Blue Note clubs in NY, SF Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Yoshi's and many more.
Tiffany Austin - Regarded as one of the fastest rising jazz singers in Northern California with a tradition rooted yet thoroughly modern style, Austin is now stepping further forward with her debut CD, "Nothing but Soul", on her own Con Alma Music label. The album is the outgrowth of an SFJAZZ “Hotplate” concert for which she reimagined compositions by the great American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
Alvon Johnson - One of the most versatile Musicians, Singers and Entertainers on the music scene today. He travels the world singing and swinging Jazz standards with Big Bands. He also gallops the globe performing the songs that he sang while working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Coasters. His love and respect for the American art form is shared by large and enthusiastic audiences the world over.
Steve Heckman on Reeds, Kai Lyons on Guitar, Buca Necak on Bass, and Leon Joyce Jr. on Drums.
Ticket Price: Orchestra Adult $45 - Balcony Adult $35 - Kids 16 and under $10 for any seat
(To promote family attendance, kids 16 & under are $10 with no ticket fee)
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