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 performed 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 performed by: The Ron Cole Trio

Featuring Ron Cole on guitar, Joe Holt on piano, and Kiran Contractor on drums. The Ron Cole Trio perform classic standards from the American songbook, jazzy pop tunes, and swinging holiday classics to deck the halls with foot tapping fun and holiday cheer.


Sharon and Shawn, photo credit: Courtney Apple



December 5, 5:30–8:00 pm
Music performed 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 performed 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 performed 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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