Holidays - CD
Ted Nash and Kristen Lee Sergeant team up to create this big band holiday album featuring some of the greatest musicians on the planet; fresh, new arrangements; and a new, original song by Kristen and composer Brian Byrne.
Tracks: Snowbound, My Favorite Things, Solstice, Blue Xmas, What Are You Doing NY's Eve, Sleigh Ride, A Child is Born, The Christmas Song, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.
Produced by Ted Nash and Kristen Lee Sergeant
Ted Nash - Conductor, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute (Blue Xmas) Kristen Lee Sergeant - Vocals
Saxophones/woodwinds: Sherman Irby, Steve Kenyon, Ben Kono, Chris Lewis, Paul Nedzela
Trumpets: Tatum Greenblatt, Marcus Printup, Kellin Hanas, James Zollar
Trombones: James Burton, Jennifer Krupa, Matthew McDonald Piano: Adam Birnbaum
Bass: Jay Anderson
Drums: Jared Schonig
Recorded August 3 and 4, 2023 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Varis- Leichtman Studio
Recording Engineer: Todd Whitelock
The holidays give us an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, share memories, eat, drink and celebrate. It's a time when we reflect on the year that is passing and look forward to the one that's soon to come.
The feeling in the air this time of year is mixed with anticipation, generosity and joy - fueled by labors of love: preparation, decoration, and of course music making.
Our hope is that this album becomes a new tradition for you and yours, and that it is a gift that keeps giving for years to come.
Ted & Kristen