Kick off the holiday season with the premiere of Jazzy Christmas: In Concert! Saxophonist Tim Warfield plays tracks from the album hailed as “the rare holiday offering that swings as hard as it celebrates the season” and brings a lineup of jazz greats with him. Trumpeter Terell Stafford, who is hailed as “one of the great players of our time” and appeared on the Jazzy Christmas album, returns to play alongside Warfield, along with soulful vocalist Christie Dashiell of Sweet Honey in the Rock and award-winning pianist Joshua Richman. Rounding out the group are rising jazz artists and Boyer students, Nathan Pence on bass and Maria Marmarou on sticks.
Recorded live at the Temple Performing Arts Center, classic holiday tunes like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Let it Snow, Silent Night and Caroling Caroling get a fresh take with Warfield’s arrangements. The show premieres the evening after Thanksgiving to ring in the season! Whether you’re ready to hear your holiday favorites or “simply great jazz,” as one critic described it, you don’t want to miss this show!
Watch the premiere on youtube.com/boyercollege at 7:30pm on Friday, November 27.