A Jazz New Year's Eve
In the final hours of 2005, join Grammy(r) winner, NEA Jazz Master, and "Father of Vocalese" Jon Hendricks with the world-famous Lionel Hampton Orchestra.
- Sat., Dec. 31, 2005
- Terrace Theater
- 75 minutes
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Lionel Hampton Orchestra featuring Jon Hendricks
Join Grammy(r) winner and NEA Jazz Master Jon Hendricks as he rings in 2006 with the world-famous Lionel Hampton Orchestra! A highly influential jazz vocalist, Hendricks is widely acclaimed as the "Father of Vocalese," the art of setting lyrics to jazz orchestral works. Currently under the direction of Cleve Guyten on saxophone and flute, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra has wowed audiences with its exuberant sound for more than 60 years.
Ticketholders for all New Year's Eve performances at the Kennedy Center -- or diners from the Roof Terrace Restaurant that evening -- are invited to the Grand Foyer Party featuring a balloon-and-confetti countdown to 2006, where you can waltz and swing dance to two fabulous New Year's Eve dance bands until 1 a.m.!
- Lionel Hampton Orchestra
- Jon Hendricks, Jazz vocalist
News and Reviews
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