from THEIR PAST to THEIR PRESENT (2011-2023)
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra "Carol of the Bells"
Patois Records is proud to announce that the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra has re-released their popular 2006 big band jazz Christmas Album, Carol of the Bells. The re-release features four brand-new bonus tracks including a new version of I’ll Be Home for Christmas, featuring legendary vocalist Everett Green who was featured prominently on the original release.

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“Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet "Fools for Yule"
If you dig jazz vocalese, then this is the holiday album for you. Vocalist Ginny Carr Goldberg leads and serves as the chief arranger for this vocal-jazz quartet along the lines of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross or Manhattan Transfer. She and her fellow singers (Robert McBride, Holly Shockey, and Lane Stowe) are ably backed by a quintet that includes vibraphonist Chuck Redd. Goldberg also wrote four songs for the album, but it’s her exquisite arrangement of the Vince Guaraldi classic “Christmas Time Is Here” that really stood out for me. – Lee Mergner JAZZIZ

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“I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

Amber Weekes "The Gathering"

Amber has a spirit and soulful quality in her lovely voice and she knows, so well, how to tell a story to make it touch our hearts. – Sue Rainey

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“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause

A Jazzy Interlude with Josie Falbo
A delightful surprise. Josie treats every standard song as if it was brand new. The one song that IS brand new, “Christmas Eve Is Coming Soon” by Richard Knight, Jr, should become a standard very soon! – Andy Cahill

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“Christmas Eve Is Coming Soon

Lucy Smith Quartet "Singing Christmas"
Chicagoan Lucy Smith goes to church in “Singing Christmas,” the singer digging deeply into the spiritual side of seasonal repertoire. The austere beauty of her version of “Silent Night,” the gospel fervor she brings to “Jesus Gonna Be Here” and the imploring quality of her singing in “Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow” explore the meaning of faith. The unadorned beauty of Smith’s work, as well as her inclusion of less-familiar repertoire, distinguish “Singing Christmas,” making it a testament to what the holiday signifies. – Howard Reich Chicago Tribune

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“Jesus Gonna Be Here

Susie Blue "Christmas"
Happy Holidays! This is a collection of studio and live recordings featuring playing and solos by the Lonesome Fellas and some special guests including Shane Guse on fiddle from Western Swing Authority, bassist Joe Policastro sitting in on “Blue Xmas”, and Brazillian guitarist and vocalist Paulinho Garcia dueting with Susie on “Silent Night” from a live recording in Chicago. We hope that you enjoy our homey holiday offering, Merry Christmas!

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“Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me

Miguel de León "Samba de Natal"
Raised in a musical Mexican American family, Miguel de León remembers connecting deeply to the sounds of music he heard around him while growing up: the radio hits of Mexican artists in his parent’s record collection, and hearing recordings of Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66. In 1985 Miguel made his first trip to Brazil and was enraptured by the people, the culture, and the music. Miguel’s goal is to use his gift of music as a means to bridge the gap between different musical styles and languages, continually exploring and learning about the world of music. To that end, Miguel now releases, for the holidays, in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian – as well as an Instrumental version – SAMBA DE NATAL.

Listen to:
“A Christmas Samba

Dave Stryker "Eight Track Santa"
Stryker and the band do indeed put their stamp on Christmas songs old and new including more recent tunes such as Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas,” John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here,” and a bluesy take on “Blue Christmas.” They also put a new jazz spin on Christmas classics “What Child is This,” “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,” “Sleigh Ride,” “We Three Kings,” and “O Tannenbaum” (featuring Eight Track II’s Steve Nelson). Perhaps the most fun is “Soulful Frosty,” Stryker’s mash-up of Young-Holt Unlimited’s classic “Soulful Strut” and “Frosty the Snowman”!

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Mitchell Shiner "Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah"

Mitchell Shiner Latin Vibes is a Latin Jazz band from Milwaukee, WI. Exploring the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Brazil, Latin Vibes blends popular and folkloric grooves with contemporary jazz. Bringing creativity, virtuosity, and “el espíritu del Caribe” here is Mitchell Shiner Latin Vibes.

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“Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah

Radio Promotions is my personal passion!

Kate Smith Promotions specializes in non-commercial community public, college, internet, and cable tv radio airplay... CD and Digital service; artist interviews, and chart ratings for all jazz and jazz-related CD projects. We have worked with diverse artists such as Von, George, & Chico Freeman, Christopher Hollyday, Wayne Wallace, Either/Orchestra, Nnenna Freelon, Kim Nazarian, Joseph Daley, Jason Kao Hwang, and Dave Stryker.