It’s always exciting for us to bring some of smooth jazz’s finest acts back to New York with their special holiday shows... These fan favorites really know how to celebrate the season with their own twists on holiday classics.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
Smooth Jazz New York, New York City’s premier live jazz concert promoter, is pleased to announce two star-studded December smooth jazz shows with holiday themes at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. The David Benoit Quartet performs the beloved classics from A Charlie Brown Christmas on Friday, December 2, 2011 and A Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair & Kirk Whalum takes the stage with jazzy arrangements of holiday favorites on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Both shows feature performances at 7:30pm and 10:00pm.
“It’s always exciting for us to bring some of smooth jazz’s finest acts back to New York with their special holiday shows,” notes Bill Zafiros, Smooth Jazz New York co-founder. “These fan favorites really know how to celebrate the season with their own twists on holiday classics.”
On Friday, December 2nd, composer and pianist David Benoit returns to the Big Apple for a special Peanuts-inspired holiday show featuring his renditions of Vince Guaraldi’s compositions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Over the past 25 years, David Benoit has been a passionate musical innovator committed to the exploration of many different art forms on the American landscape. His prolific output of the last decade includes several notable Charlie Brown related projects including “Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years” and his star-studded “40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas.” These memorable works reflect his lifelong passion for the music of Peanuts’ original composer, and solidify Benoit’s role as his musical heir. David has also released the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charting albums “Fuzzy Logic,” “Right here, Right Now,” Full Circle,” and “Heroes,” which paid homage to the pianist’s top jazz and pop influences. In 2010, the year of his most recent release, “Earthglow,” Benoit was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at The American Smooth Jazz Awards.
On Saturday, December 10th, “A Peter White Christmas,” now in its 7th year, returns to audiences with a new feel for 2011. Eight-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Kirk Whalum has signed on to shake up the holiday season with guitarist Peter White and singer/saxophonist Mindi Abair playing dazzling arrangements of seasonal favorites. For nearly two decades, Peter White has kept smooth jazz fans worldwide enthralled by his spirited melodies, soulful grooves and inviting, instantly recognizable acoustic guitar tone. Consistently finding unique ways to bring his modern sensibilities to cherished pop classics, White’s holiday renditions are sure to captivate.
For more details, visit http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com. Tickets for the two limited-engagement Christmas shows at B.B. King’s renowned Times Square location at 237 West 42nd Street, NYC are on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of show, and VIP Booth tickets are $60 per person. Naturally, they make the perfect holiday gift!
About Smooth Jazz New York
Smooth Jazz New York, a subsidiary of Marquee Concerts, produces and promotes New York’s biggest and best Smooth Jazz shows including the popular Smooth Cruise summer series and serves as the portal for live jazz shows in the New York Metropolitan area. Learn more at http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com.