Enjoy holiday Knoxville jazz concerts

KNOXVILLE, TN – Vocalist Kayley Farmer returns to Jazz Lunch just in time for the holidays to sing spirited versions of classic favorites. The song list includes Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and others. This concert in the Jazz Lunch series will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from noon to 1pm at the Square Room.

In addition, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s popular holiday event, Swingin’ Christmas will be held on Thursday, December 21st at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. The featured performer for this event will be multi-talented instrumentalist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon.

Instrumentalist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon joins the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra this year to help make your season bright. A veteran of the bands of Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe has earned a reputation as one of the most dynamic brass players and entertaining performers in jazz. Guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. Photo courtesy Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band comprised of professional musicians from across the region. Since its inception in 1999, the orchestra has performed dozens of concerts in East Tennessee, appeared on major jazz festivals in Europe, performed and recorded with internationally acclaimed guest artists, and released four critically acclaimed CD recordings.

Tickets are available online at http://www.knoxjazz.org.