Arts & Culture

Jazz Up Your Holidays at Singletary Center

photo of BAJA sax player soloing at holiday concert
Jazz will fill Singletary Center for the Arts this holiday season as they host Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors' annual winter concert for their 13th season. “A Jazzy Holiday Concert” will begin 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Recital Hall.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2016) Jazz will fill the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts this holiday season as they host Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors' annual winter concert for their 13th season. “A Jazzy Holiday Concert” will begin 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Singletary Center Recital Hall.

The Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors (BAJA) are a popular performing ensemble affiliated with the Bluegrass Area Jazz Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the promotion of jazz education and the performance of jazz in the Bluegrass area. The group comprises musicians from the community, both professional and amateur, as well as students from UK Jazz Studies. The group regularly performs in many places including UK's Singletary Center, Ecton Park and other outdoor festivals, as well as with local middle and high school bands.

This 23-piece big band, which came together in 2004, performs under the direction of Miles Osland, artistic director. Osland serves on the faculty of the UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts, where he is a professor of saxophone and director of UK Jazz Studies. UK alumnus David Hummel serves as musical director for the group.

Tickets for "A Jazzy Holiday Concert" are $9 for general admission, $4 for students, and free for students who pick up tickets before the day of the show at the Singletary Center. To purchase tickets, contact Singletary Center ticket office by phone at 859-257-4929, online at www.scfatickets.com or visit in person.

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