‘Jazzin’ with the Classics’ for Christmas

  • Fri Dec 22nd, 2017 1:30am
  • Life

Music at Emmanuel presents the 11th annual Yuletide Baroque: Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas, featuring jazz flutist, pianist and clarinetist Martin Lund, classical flutist Jeffrey Cohan and virtuoso vibraphone player Tom Collier who sits thoroughly on both sides of the classical/jazz divide on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound on Orcas Island.

Admission will be by free will offering, with a suggest donation of $10. Those 18 and under are free. Call the church at (360) 376-2352 for more information.

In this program, three renowned classical and jazz artists and friends meld their musical perspectives in an unusual collaboration and unique celebration of the Yuletide season that is guaranteed to generate an abundance of Holiday cheer. Lund, Cohan and Collier team up to bridge contemporary improvisational jazz and the “art music” of baroque and renaissance times. Instrumental musicians have “jazzed up” melodies familiar to them in the style of their day for centuries, and this team’s virtuoso improvisations on Yuletide favorites, and their renditions of classical standards such as J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and What Child is This will bring together the best of jazz and classical worlds in an all new program for 2017.