‘A Swinging Birdland Christmas’


Christmas may not recover when this bunch gets through with it. You may not either, but you’ll be glad you were under their mistletoe. This time, “they” refers to Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, who play off each other like red and green, and Klea Blackhurst, who’ll sing here and be heard at the North Pole, but they’re nothing without bow-tied violinist/arranger Aaron Weinstein, guitarist John Hart, bassist Paul Gil, and drummer Carmen Intorre.

Dec. 21-23, 6 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 24, 7 & 10 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 25, 7 & 10 p.m., 2012