Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Leave a Comment
This week we released a new EP of Christmas swing and Adult Contemporary material co-written and recorded with leading Canadian jazz artists. The material highlights classic standards as well as newly-written seasonal hits that showcases my new co-writes, live performance sound, and feature Canadian-created Christmas tunes for anyone wanting to swing with their holiday tunes.
The 4-song EP includes an uptempo big-band-style title track “Cool Yule” made popular first by Louis Armstrong, followed by a dreamy ballad co-written with Montreal’s Caracol called “Lovers in the Snow.” Another original, “Come Christmas,” provides a contrast to every sickly-sweet carol, this one about getting over a broken heart at Christmas, and finally an updated jazz rendition of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” with leading horn player Kevin Turcotte. Upcoming performances to support the EP release see our quartet headlining at The Distillery’s Christmas Market festival’s main stage on December 1, 6:30pm; this event reaches capacity in the Distillery District each year, and is a festive place to showcase the material. Other performances as part of this EP launch include an intimate evening at Royal York’s Epic Wine Bar (November 23rd, 5:00pm), a special preview for JazzFM.91 at the Jazz Safari in Lula Lounge (November 29, 7:00pm), and culminating in an artist feature concert for TD’s Music Fridays at Union Station (December 22, 4:00pm), amongst many other events included on in the Tour Dates page on this site.
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