Jane Lynch "A Swingin' Little Christmas" featuring Kate Flannery and Tim Davis with The Tony Guerro Quintet
You may remember Jane Lynch as the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Sue Sylvester, the cheerleading coach from the television series Glee. You may recall her from Christopher Guest movies including Best in Show and as the host of Hollywood Game Night. What you haven’t seen is the uber-hip Ms. Lynch in her own holiday show, A Swingin’ Little Christmas. Known for her quick wit and improvisational skills, she brings those talents to bear in a Christmas show that features traditional favorites and original songs.
Lynch is not new to singing or theater. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater from Illinois State University and a master of fine arts degree from Cornell. She spent 15 years in Chicago, acting in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City. Christopher Guest cast her in several of his “mockumentaries” and she was also in The 40-Year-old Virgin and Julie and Julia. In 2013, she made her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie. In 2015, she debuted See Jane Sing, an “anti-cabaret” show in which she sings with Kate Flannery from The Office, Tim Davis from ABC’s Boy Band, and the Tony Guerrero Quintet. She released the album A Swingin’ Little Christmas in 2016 and recorded a Christmas single with Dick Van Dyke. The album landed a spot on the Billboard charts and the single, “Winter’s Never Cold,” written by Tony Guerrero, went to eight on the charts. The entire group joins her for A Swingin’ Little Christmas.
Kate Flannery spent 9 years as Meredith, the drunk on NBC’s hit series, “The Office.” She has appeared in The New Girl, American Housewife, Another Period and Brooklyn Nine Nine. She has appeared with See Jane Sing, at the Kennedy Center, Joe’s Pub and around the country. Flannery has her own comedy lounge act, the Lampshades, that plays at comedy festivals around Hollywood.
Tim Davis has been touring in See Jane Sing for the past three years. His producing credits include all six seasons of Glee, ABC’s Boy Band, Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, A Pentatonix Christmas, Barbra Streisand’s 2017 concert tour, Josh Groban’s Stages, and televisions The Americans' and The Goldbergs.
The Tony Guerrero Quintet has been a part of the Southern California jazz scene for many years. It features Tony Guerrero on trumpet and piano; Matt Johnson on drums; Mark Visher on woodwinds; Dave Siebels on keyboards; and David Miller on stand-up bass.
Come have yourselves a very swingin’ Christmas. It’s a great way to start the season.