The Christmas story is told in full costume with great jazz players and singers playing the roles of the Shepherds, Kings, Angels and Mary and Joseph. This swinging, joyful holiday show warms the hearts of families and jazz fans of all faiths.
The show combines well-known Christmas carols with original music by Anne Phillips, Bob Kindred and Dave and Iola Brubeck. The original soundtrack recording features as host the late CBS News journalist Charles Kuralt, with Lionel Hampton, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente, Benny Powell, Toots Thielemans and many other jazz greats in the band.
"Seeing THE JAZZ NATIVITY should be a prerequisite for entering the Pearly Gates!" -- The Rev. James A Forbes, Jr.Riverside Church "Like a cherished ornament found just in time on Christmas Eve!" -- John Armato Jazz Improv Magazine
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.