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Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101
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1 events
1 review
2 stars
The weather was pleasant. I wore Jeans, t-shirt & hoodie.
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It was easier to ride the gold line vs driving
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Nutcracker Swings"
18 ratings
3.8 average rating
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72 events
44 reviews
104 stars
attended Dec 19 2009

Music was uneven & the program too long - 3 hours & 2 intermissions - the featured band, young musicians & 20 year old jazz artist (sorry I forgot her name & there was NO program!) were terrific. The choir was a bit over the top, and Mel Torme's...continued

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18 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 19 2009

The event was very different this year than it was in years past. The sound was not clear, which for a Jazz show is significant. One of the singers did not button his bottom button, tuck his shirt in, or wear an undershirt, and so the entire...continued

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13 events
4 reviews
29 stars
attended Dec 19 2009

Liked the Jazz. Mel Torme's son cleared the room as he neither had any talent or connected with the songs. We didn't see the final act we left after Mr. Torme bombed. Renee Olmstead was very good although the announcer didn't manage to give us...continued

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More Information


Pasadena Jazz Orchestra

Redwhite+Bluezz All Stars

Sacred Nation Gospel Choir

Pji Junior Superstars


Special appearances by*

Maestro Victor Vener

Renee Olstead

Sylvia St. James

James Tormé



The Nutcracker Swings Duke Ellington

A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi

Christmas Favorites

Hosted by: Bryan Gallyot

Executive producer: André Vener

Visit from: Santa Claus

Music director: Paul Lines