Yuletide Jazz & Wine

Enjoy a glass of wine, bask in the warmth and beauty of the holiday season, and listen to the melodic sounds of live jazz in the Galleries Reception Atrium every Wednesday during Yuletide. Cash wine and beer bar; fruit and cheese for purchase. Members free. Nonmembers, Jazz & Wine is included with Yuletide Tour general admission ticket. For nonmembers who are not purchasing a Yuletide general admission ticket, tickets are $15 and include live jazz, entry to galleries & exhibits. 


Cartoon Christmas Trio

November 21, 5:30–8:00 pm
Music provided by: Cartoon Christmas Trio

This jazz trio plays the classic holiday jazz of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the Peanuts soundtracks. Jeff Knoettner on piano, Jimmy Coleman on drums, and Rob Swanson on double bass violin have played to sell-out crowds at the best regional venues (including Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center) for over 20 years.



The Ron Cole Trio


November 28, 5:30–8:00 pm
Music provided by: The Ron Cole Trio

Featuring Tony Smith on trumpet, Mark Johnson on organ, and Wayne Morgan on drums, The Ron Cole Trio plays an array of musical styles of blues, swing, bebop, " back to the roots " soul, and of course, music for the holiday season.


Sharon and Shawn, photo credit: Courtney Apple



December 5, 5:30–8:00 pm
Music provided by:  Sharon and Shawn

The music of Sharon Sable and E. Shawn Qaissaunee is something to be experienced. Together they create a beautiful soundscape that is both bold and understated, appealing to music lovers of all kinds. The musical paths that have brought them together are rich and varied and weave elements of jazz, world, pop, and much more into their engaging performances.




December 12, 5:30–8:00 pm
Music provided by:  The Tony Smith Trio

The Tony Smith Trio features Wilmington, Delaware's own Tony Smith on trumpet, Bill Dilks on organ, Alvin Alexander on saxophone, and Wayne Morgan on drums. This group of amazing musicians perform an array of musical styles ranging from the blues, to swing, to bebop, to "back to the roots" soul! This performance will also include music for the Holiday Season.



Photo credit: Alessandra Nicole and Kevin McCabe


December 19, 5:30–8:00 pm
Music provided by:  The Rob Zinn Quartet

The Rob Zinn Quartet is a Delaware-based jazz group featuring Rob Zinn on trumpet/flugelhorn, Tom Palmer on piano, Sam Nobles on bass, and Wes Morton on Drums. Formed in 2014, the group has performed at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival as well as venues throughout and beyond Delaware. With a shared love for straight-ahead jazz, the group also infuses elements of funk, Latin, R&B and more.



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