Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Last year, Jazz duo Jokela/Vogan (with Guelph's Ben Jokela on piano and Garth Vogan from Waterdown playing bass) released Wintersday. It's a bewitching collection of 13 mostly instrumental yuletide favourites guaranteed to warm you on those cold winter nights.
Classics like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Silver Bells, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) and Winter Wonderland are given a spectacular jazzy makeover by Ben and Garth. You'll either want to sing with to the music or just curl by the fireplace and enjoy. Melanie Caissie's angelic voice graces two superb numbers (My Favourite Things and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas).
So pick up a CD for yourself (or as a gift) by contacting the duo or going to one of their intimate live shows.
Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers
Blast from the Past: Garth plays with James Anthony on a Christmas tune + other holiday videos
Links: Jokela/Vogan, More Garth Vogan Stories, More Christmas Posts, More Releases
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