DEC 18 • 7PMBuy Tickets
Tickets: $55, $42, $32 | Limit 8 tickets per mailing address
DOORS 6PM • SHOWTIME 7PM
The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank
This December join powerhouse vocalist Chris Pinnella (formerly of Trans-Siberian Orchestra) along with his phenomenal 10-Piece Orchestra, plus some very special guests, as they ring in the holiday season with all your favorite Christmas Classics and Holiday Hits!
Expect to hear staples, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town‘, ‘Silver Bells‘,’ Merry Christmas Baby‘, ‘Christmastime Is Here‘ and ‘Noel’ to classic tunes, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas‘, ‘The Christmas Song‘, and ‘White Christmas‘ to Pinnella’s legendary take on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah‘ and so much more!
“Pinnella has been compared to vocal superstars Josh Groban and Michael Buble, but there is no doubt about the fact that Pinnella has a style that is completely his own. His strikingly rich baritone and stage charisma is unmatched.” (Ticketmaster)
“Pinnella possesses a soaring rich baritone voice that just leaves you speechless. With his amazing orchestra, he takes each song into majestic territory.” (New York Times)
Ask any vocal artist you happen to see and they will tell you it takes a certain kind of guts and gumption to step out in front of the freight train that is a symphony orchestra or size-able jazz organization – to take the helm of a precision music machine whose hundreds of man hours of rehearsal and preparation now rest upon that solitary figure at center stage. For Chris Pinnella it’s the stuff of natural habitat; an environment the versatile vocalist has thrived in, whether performing with symphony orchestras around the country, leading his own combos of anywhere from 8-15 players or (for several tours of North America and Europe) lending his finely honed skills to the prog-rock / crossover locomotive known as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. That association with the late Paul O’Neil’s spectacularly scaled project netted the NJ native a platinum record for his contributions to ‘The Lost Christmas Eve’ Tour and a chance to perform for over 1 Million people for New Year’s Eve in Berlin.
In the process the seasoned young performer built his brand as a bandleader through gigs at venues that range from big city nightspots to theatres across the United States. In addition, Pinnella has been in demand for various Luxury, Private, Charity, & Fundraising Events across the country. Playing events at The Rainbow Room, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jazz! At Lincoln Center, The Mandarin Oriental, The Plaza Hotel, Guastavino’s, The Explorer’s Club, & many more. Recently Pinnella was tapped by UK producer Ben Lewis to tour as a guest vocalist with American Young Voices performing in major arenas throughout the United States. For more information please visit: www.chrispinnella.com
Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts
Please note: The Count Basie Center for the Arts no longer requires proof of vaccination for entry at its historic theater, The Vogel or Basie Center Cinemas.
The Count Basie Center reserves the right to amend this policy as necessary, including at the request of certain artists or touring productions.
Masks are not required, though we strongly encourage their use and respect all patrons who choose to continue doing so.