Performance brings holiday season to Keith-Albee Thurs.

The Big Band Holidays performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis will be at the Keith-Albee Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for a celebration of “the most wonderful time of the year.”

In 1988, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was formed as Lincoln Center’s resident orchestra. Comprised of 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, the orchestra spends over a third of the year on tour and can be heard through its weekly national radio programs, global television broadcasts and numerous recordings.

The orchestra will be performing brand new arrangements of songs both sacred and secular from Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” to seasonal favorites like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Wynton Marsalis is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and trumpeter that came from a talent-filled family. Wynton is the son of jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Jr., grandson of Ellis Marsalis, Sr., and brother of saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo, and drummer Jason.

Along with being a nine-time Grammy Award winner, Wynton is the only artist to ever receive Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz records.

Guest vocalist Catherine Russell will also be performing in the holiday show. Russell comes from a family of jazz royalty herself, and is an audience favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Tickets for the performance are free for full time Marshall students and half off for part time students. Tickets are available in the box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Marshall University campus. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.