Christmas Jazz Fundraiser
with Chris Whittaker & FRiends

Tickets required - General Admission - $20.00
Children and students under 18 enter for FREE.
Purchase tickets at the door today!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Chris Whittaker, pianist and composer
Aubrey Johnson, vocalist
Jordan Pettay, saxophone
Sam Weber, bass
Jay Sawyer, drums
Sara Caswell, violin
Regi Papa, violin
Andrew Minguez, viola
Jody Redhage, cello
Featuring members of the WHCO and Friends!

This concert will last approximately two hours including intermission.

Tickets are now only available in person at the door.  Online ticketing for this event is closed for the concert today.  We gladly accept cash, check, or credit. Thank you!

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Join Music Director, composer and pianist Chris Whittaker and Friends for an afternoon of jazz-infused Christmas carols and holiday music, as we enjoy the spirit of the season and support WHCO's outreach programming to our area schools.

Funds raised from this concert go toward sending members of the orchestra out into local schools in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx to share and present world-class music with students of all ages. 

Tickets are required.  See form below.  Friends of the WHCO at the $100 level and up receive complimentary tickets.  Consider becoming a Friend of WHCO today and help support our entire 2016-17 season!  Children and students under 18 enter for FREE.  Tickets will be available at the door, however, advanced purchase is recommended. 


Hear vocalist Aubrey Johnson perform "Over the Rainbow."

Aubrey Johnson is a vocalist and composer whose style is rooted in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music, with and without words. Since arriving in New York in 2011 she has been performing her original music and arrangements with her sextet, as well as doing considerable work as a side person in the jazz, classical, and new music scenes. Most recently, she toured with John Zorn's vocal ensemble, Mycale and recorded on Andrew Rathbun's big band album ft. Bill Stewart and Luciana Souza. She is currently working on her debut album, which will be released on Greg Osby's Inner Circle Music label. In addition to her extensive performing/recording experience, Aubrey has held faculty positions at the New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and currently teaches at Queens College and Montclair State University. Aubrey has been called a “formidable vocalist” and “adept improviser” by the Boston Globe and Downbeat magazine describes her voice as "ethereal" and "hauntingly intimate".


Hear our Music Director Chris Whittaker play one of his original jazz compositions, "Starting Over."  The concert will feature Chris's inspired arrangements of holiday carols.