Closed Christmas Day. Yuletide tours sold out December 26, 27, and 29. Limited tickets are still available for Costumes of Downton Abbey.
Cartoon Christmas Trio

Yuletide Jazz & Wine Series


Enjoy live jazz among the festive, decorated trees in the Galleries Reception Atrium after an evening Yuletide Tour. There is no better way to relax and celebrate the season than with a glass of wine, beautiful decorations, and lively jazz music from a unique variety of musicians. Evening includes entry to Galleries and Costumes of Downton Abbey. Free to Members. Included with general admission, or $15 per nonmember when not purchasing a Yuletide general admission ticket. (Yuletide Tour is $10 additional fee.) Cash bar (wine and beer); fruit and cheese for purchase. Please call 800.448.3883.


November 26, 6:00–8:30 pm (CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Cartoon Christmas Trio

Help ring in the Jazz series and welcome back Jeff Knoettner on piano, Jimmy Coleman on drums, and Rob Swanson on double bass violin. This trio presents the classic holiday jazz from cartoons, especially the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the "Peanuts" soundtracks.

Gina Roché, photo Paul Dempsey
Tony Smith Trio, photo by MoJo
Ron Cole Trio

December 3, 6:00–8:30 pm

Gina Roché

Known for her captivating live performances, Gina imbues a Brazilian flavor into her unique blend of jazz, blues, and original compositions. Gina has toured Wales, London, Japan, the U.S., the Grand Cayman Islands, and Aruba, singing in different languages with musicians from Brazil, Africa, Japan, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. She has performed on Good Morning America and Late Night with Conan O’Brien and alongside renowned artists such as McCoy Tyner and Gerald Veasley. She will be joined by Jim Ridl on piano and Jim Hamilton on percussion.



December 10, 6:00–8:30 pm

Tony Smith Trio

Featuring Wilmington Delaware's own Tony Smith on trumpet, Mark Johnson on organ, and Wayne Morgan on drums. Join us for an array of musical styles of blues, swing, bebop, " back to the roots " soul and of course, music for the Holiday Season.




Cliff Kellum, Copyright 2013 Sam Markman Photography
Joel Holt
Ron Cole

December 17, 6:00–8:30 pm

Ron Cole Trio

The Ron Cole Trio is Joe Holt on piano, Cliff Kellum on bass, and Ron Cole on guitar. This jazz trio plays a wide range of styles—from jazzed-up versions of pop tunes and straight-ahead jazz to holiday favorites. Don't miss this chance to experience real jazz at Winterthur.

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