The Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker Suite

Friday, December 08, 2023
Doors: 7pm | Performance: 7:30pm
$0 to $25

The Pennsylvania Jazz Alliance & The Scranton Jazz Festival presents: The Swinging Jazz Nutcracker Suite performed by the Emmy nominated Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band with music arranged and imagined by Milton “Shorty” Rogers and Duke Ellington. This exciting 17-piece jazz orchestra will take you on a holiday journey transporting you back to Big Band era – all the while dancing in your seat and experiencing that swinging brassy sound with clever insightful story narration.

Audiences will hear the incredible melodies of Tchaikovsky re imagined by two great jazz master composers, arrangers Shorty Rogers and Duke. Amazing jazz versions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of The Flowers, The Arabian Dance and The Tea Dance now exist, to name a few. Enjoy this unique holiday production under the direction of Maestro Marko Marcinko.  

MU Students can receive up to one (1) free ticket with a valid MU ID. MU discounts are NOT available online and must be made in-person or by calling any box office location. Advanced ticket reservations are strongly encouraged. MU discount tickets are subject to availability on the day of the event.

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