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Big Band Christmas 

A Big Band Christmas 2012

From: Kansas Public Radio
Length: 59:00

The holiday season swings with Big Band Christmas 2012, a concert by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra.

Big-band_ss200x169_small Make the holidays merry and bright with this swinging Yuletide concert by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. In a city known for jazz, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra features some of the city's finest jazz musicians. The orchestra's annual Christmas concert features a bounty of seasonal favorites, done in sparkling big band arrangements. This year's show includes standards like The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Let It Snow, Sleigh Ride and The Christmas Song, plus a dash of KC blues in the Santa Claus Blues, along with Donny Hathaway's This Time of Year. Joining the orchestra are vocalists Ron Gutierrez and David Basse. Recorded live at historic Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS.

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Piece Description

Make the holidays merry and bright with this swinging Yuletide concert by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. In a city known for jazz, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra features some of the city's finest jazz musicians. The orchestra's annual Christmas concert features a bounty of seasonal favorites, done in sparkling big band arrangements. This year's show includes standards like The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Let It Snow, Sleigh Ride and The Christmas Song, plus a dash of KC blues in the Santa Claus Blues, along with Donny Hathaway's This Time of Year. Joining the orchestra are vocalists Ron Gutierrez and David Basse. Recorded live at historic Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS.

Timing and Cues

59:00 - No breaks

Incue: (AMBIENCE) "Happy holidays!"
Outcue: "...a production of Kansas Public Radio." (AMBIENCE FADES)

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 03:31
Sleigh Ride Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 05:09
Christmas Comes Once a Year Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 04:58
My Favorite Things Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 02:30
The Best Is Yet to Come Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 02:31
I'll Be Home for Christmas Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 03:55
This Christmas Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 04:37
Let It Snow Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 03:29
Jingle Bell Rock Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 02:41
Christmas Time Is Here Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 03:12
Santa Claus Blues Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 04:22
The Christmas Song Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 05:12
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Kansas City Jazz Orchestra 03:46

Additional Credits

Producer: Darrell Brogdon
Recording and Post-Production: Jason Slote

Related Website

http://www.kcjazzorchestra.net