Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Danny Wright, pianist, composer and founder of WH Sound Studio, announced the launch of his fifth Christmas album today, titled Christmas Time is Here, featuring his elegant arrangement of the beloved song of the same name made famous by Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy in the Emmy-winning A Charlie Brown Christmas. Wright will debut selections from the new compilation -- a combination of new recordings and his favorite holiday hits – at two intimate concerts at the world class performing arts center, The Smith Center in Las Vegas; both shows are scheduled for Sunday December 15th at 2 pm and 6 pm.
"Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of year, and I'm told that comes through in my music; people are beginning to call me Mr. Christmas," Wright mentioned in a recent interview on Southern California's popular weekend morning radio show "The Morning Breeze" on KSBR.
Christmas Time is Here presents 20 songs, a combination of spiritual, secular and original works chosen by Wright to represent the best of his music as an entertaining and uplifting holiday album appropriate right through New Year’s Eve. It is available everywhere online as a digital download, and as a signed, limited edition copy available directly from WH Sound Studio by calling 702-724-0918; the label is also offering customized holiday box sets this season via direct order at that number. Wright’s previous four Christmas albums present a range of styles, from solo piano, to instrumentals, to instrumentals with vocals or chorus; they include Just Wright for Christmas, Merry Christmas, Christmas by Candlelight, and Remembering Christmas.
The concerts, titled Just Wright for the Holidays, will feature emotive solo piano works by Wright as well as songs performed by special guest star Tracy Kesisian (vocals), Jeff Davis (bass) and Cole Bingham on percussion. Tickets range from $30 - $75, and are available at the venue box office, by phone at 702.749.2000, or online at http://www.thesmithcenter.com/events/danny-wright-for-the-holidays/ The Smith Center’s elegant Cabaret Jazz room, located at 361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106, is the perfect venue to foster the intimacy that Wright brings to his music.
Wright is lauded for his mastery of several types of music, including Classical, Broadway and original music in the Adult Contemporary and New Age genres. His own compositions, including those on the 2013 original releases Reflections and Gifts from the Heart, often honor family, friends and loyal fans or their loved ones. Many of the dedicated compositions can be seen on his YouTube channel.
For tickets and venue info, please visit: http://www.thesmithcenter.com/events/danny-wright-for-the-holidays/.
About the Concert
Just Wright for the Holidays: Christmas is Danny Wright’s favorite time of year, and this year promises an intimate, warm and wintry celebration of the holidays at the Smith Center’s elegant Cabaret Jazz showroom, appropriate for the whole family. Danny will play heartfelt favorites from his four Christmas albums, adding his unique touch to beloved pieces like “Carol of the Bells” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as well as sharing a few original works like “Song of Joy” and “Innocence.” Show date is December 15, 2013 at 2 pm and 6 pm. For tickets and venue info, please visit: http://www.thesmithcenter.com
About Danny Wright
In 2012, Wright began celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his career as a best-selling recording artist. During that time, he has sold over six million records and played many of the finest venues in the U.S. and abroad. Fourteen of his 40 recordings remain steady on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers in the Adult Contemporary category, and he was thrice named by Billboard Magazine as a Top 10 artist in New Age. Currently, Wright is re-mastering and re-releasing his entire Moulin D’Or catalog of albums through his own WH Sound Studio, based in Las Vegas, NV, and continuing to record new original compositions.
Track List: Christmas Time is Here
1. Christmas Time Is Here
2. White Christmas
3. Angels We Have Heard on High
4. Carol of the Bells
5. O Tannenbaum
6. Medley: Jolly Old St. Nicholas / Toyland
7. Silver Bells
8. Canon In D / The Holly and the Ivy
9. Away in a Manger
10. Coventry Carol
11. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
12. Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle (Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella)
13. O Little Town of Bethlehem
14. Panis Angelicus
15. Christmas Lullaby
16. Some Children See Him
17. Christmas Morning (For Melissa & Matt)
18. Sheep May Safely Graze
19. Madonna Lullaby
20. Auld Lang Syne