The 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Jazz Nativity at BB King's, on Thursday 23rd December 2010.
(Published: December 21, 2010)
Bending Towards the Light... A Jazz Nativity
-- We Three Kings:
-- Bending Towards the Light:
The Three Kings:
Trombonist, Steve Turre; Trumpeter, Warren Vache; Tap-dancer; Max Pollak
The All-Star Band:
Lew Soloff, Jon Gordon, Bob Kindred, Art Baron, Tim Horner, Dean Johnson, Adam Asarnow, and conga great, Candido
Amy London, Anne Phillips, Robert Encila, Marcus Garvey Daniels
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie McGuire
The Shepherd Boy:
Jordan Kirkwood (Newark Boys Chorus School)
The Special Guests:
Arturo O'Farrill, Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, Russell George
"In Bethlehem in the grotto where Christ was born, a light shines into the darkness. The light is meant to serve, as light serves for so many religions and philosophies, as a symbol of truth and love and hope ... hope that even in a dark season, we may begin to see the world bending towards the light."
-- Charles Kuralt, from The Jazz Nativity
"By the end of "The Jazz Nativity" you know you've been through something wonderful..."
~Dr. Billy Taylor, CBS Sunday Morning
"Brilliant, infectious music roars from an all-star band... a spell-binding production!"
~New York Amsterdam News
"None of the classics is half so giddy, nor so utterly entertaining as "The Jazz Nativity" that burst onto the stage of Orchestra Hall on Sunday afternoon!"
~Howard Reich, Ch
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