Water Gap Jazz Orchestra: Nutcracker and Grinch Suites

Water Gap Jazz Orchestra: Nutcracker and Grinch Suites

Jazz Holiday Concert

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Sun, Dec 11 | 3 PM

A Holiday Jazz Concert

Get into the holiday spirit with a festive concert that features Duke Ellington’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker Suite and the new Grinch Suite written by WGJO director, Matt Vashlishan. Making their debut at the Bickford Theatre, the Water Gap Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band comprised of the highest caliber professional musicians in the tri-state area.

Developed over the past three years, The Grinch Suite features a full 25-minute modern take on this pop culture classic. The new suite with include familiar arrangements such as “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” featuring saxophone, Welcome Christmasfeaturing guitar and clarinets, and Trim Up the Tree featuring trumpet, piano, and drums. WGJO will be joined by Pocono vocalist, Nancy Reed, as well as Edward Ellington II, Duke Ellington’s grandson, who will be reading a short version of the Nutcracker story between the movements.

Ticket & Visitor Information

The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events in the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections (indicated in blue) and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section (indicated in red). Face masks are currently optional for Children’s Theatre performances. This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back on our website or call the box office for our current policy before your scheduled performance date. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.


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