Now here’s some Christmas music you can get behind without treating it as a guilty pleasure! For the past 10 years, former Stray Cat, rockabilly legend and flat-out brilliant guitarist Brian Setzer has been leading his big band around the country teaching St. Nick how to jump, jive and wail, and spreading holiday cheer while simultaneously redefining seasonal music as hip and happening.

Now, Setzer and his orchestra are headed our way with a sleigh full of smoking riffs and kicking horns. The whole ensemble lands at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Tickets are $37 to $77 (box office, Visit

–Jeff Miers