Ellington's Nutcracker Suite @ Jazz St. Louis

Jazz St. Louis, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis

The Nutcracker was never as hip as when Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arranged it for Ellington’s band. The Jazz St. Louis Big Band continues the holiday tradition in swingin’ style!

These jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s ballet are all played from the original charts! The evening will also include Ellington classics like “Take the A Train” and “Cottontail.”