Edit ModuleShow Tags

Jane Lynch Jazzes up the Holidays with 'A Swingin’ Little Christmas'

The Glee star is bringing her talents to San Diego this month


Photo by Matthew Staver

Famed for her roles as Sue Sylvester in Glee and Miss Hannigan on Broadway in Annie, Jane Lynch is delivering her Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning talents to the San Diego stage this month. Ahead of the live performance of her holiday album, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, we caught up with Lynch for a quick call about some of the highlights.

Released in 2016 and featuring Kate Flannery (Meredith of The Office) and Tim Davis (vocal arranger for Glee) with instrumentals from the Tony Guerrero Quintet, A Swingin’ Little Christmas comprises jazzed-up versions of 10 classic seasonal songs and five original scores.

Fusing jazz instrumentals with yuletide carols, Lynch explains, made sense given the performers’ shared affections.

“That’s how Tony’s band plays,” she says. “That’s their greatest love. For Tim, Kate, and me, that’s our greatest love, too.”

And while it’s the first year the Swingin’ Little Christmas artists are touring for this album, it’s not their first time collaborating. Two years ago, they produced a cabaret-style comedy show, See Jane Sing. It’s clear that Lynch has a soft spot for holiday music—she even released a duet with Dick Van Dyke, “We’re Going Caroling,” earlier this fall.

About the San Diego show, Lynch chimes, “We’re going to get in a lovely Christmas mood. And, with Kate, there will be shenanigans.”

See It!

A Swingin’ Little Christmas
December 16
California Center for the Arts
340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido


Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

On the Job: Meet Balboa Park's Carousel Operator

Bill Brown has been running a well-oiled machine—for the last 45 years

San Diego Events Calendar: December 2017

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego

Your Shelf Life: 5 Books to Read in December

A curated list of this month's top reads
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. First Look: Born & Raised
    Everyone said don't do a steakhouse. So the damn kids at Consortium Holdings did with Born & Raised—to the tune of seven million bucks.
  2. 47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego
    From ocean views, rooftops, and garden patios to simple sidewalk people-watching, we’ve rounded up the city's best outdoor dining spots
  3. The Vegan Fast Food Revolution
    From Evolution to Plant Power, two local vegans look to revolutionize fast food
  4. Adele Stratton Leaves Noble Experiment for Jaynes Gastropub
    Her first menu features light, crisp, approachable cocktails
  5. The San Diego Lager Boom
    Why light, crisp, and flavorful is the next “new” thing
  6. The Newcomer's Guide to San Diego
    Welcome to America’s Finest City! Here’s everything you need to know to feel like a local
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags


Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle

Buy a Raffle Ticket, Win This Rare Sports Car

Donate to a good cause to seriously upgrade your ride
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags