What happens when jazz and classical music collide? Is it even safe?

Well, if you take Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington - and sprinkle in some holiday magic, you wind up with a veritable musical feast.

The Ellington Jazz Nutcracker with CWU Jazz Band at The Seasons

If you've seen Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker', you really need to treat yourself by finding out what the legendary Duke Ellington did with it. Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's masterpiece is being presented by the CWU Jazz Band.

As an added treat, Local High School Jazz Bands with their directors will open the program with a selection of their best work.

When do Doors Open at The Seasons for The Ellington Jazz Nutcracker?

We recommend arriving early using the entrance on Sgt. Pendleton Way, and stop in at the Gallery/Bistro for a special holiday dinner before the show.

  • Date: Sunday, Dec 11, 2022
  • Doors open at 4:00 PM
  • Show Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tickets for The Ellington Jazz Nutcracker at The Seasons Performance Hall

  • General Admission: $20
  • VIP Table for 2: $60
  • VIP Table for 4: $120
  • Student tickets available: $5 with current student ID

Win a Pair of Tickets to The Ellington Jazz Nutcracker at The Seasons

Just fill out the form below for your chance to win a pair.

If you'd like to discover more about the interesting backstory of how this composition came about, click HERE

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