Jazz at Lincoln Center
With saxophonist Sherman Irby, trombonist Vincent Gardner, drummer Willie Jones III, bassist Gerald Cannon, pianist Larry Willis, and vocalist Sofija Knezevic An accomplished bandleader and a saxophonist with the sweetest tone, Sherman Irby is a longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO). This season, he’ll be spreading the Christmas spirit far and wide, serving as music director for the JLCO’s Big Band Holidays performances in Rose Theater before bringing this exclusive series to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. These intimate sets will be the debut of Sherman Irby: A New Christmas Story, a family-friendly program that also promises to engage adults looking for sophisticated and uplifting holiday entertainment. Irby’s top-notch band features fellow JLCO member Vincent Gardner, Willie Jones III, Gerald Cannon, Larry Willis, and vocalist Sofija Knezevic.