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Jason Paul Curtis, Vocals

Jason Paul Curtis, Lovers Holiday



Bass: John Dahlman
Drums: Woody Hume
Piano: Ray Mabalot

Swing Machine
Trumpets: Chris Walker, Paul Murtha, Mike Barber, Geoff Peterson, Laura Peterson
Saxophones: Ricky Parrell, Pete BarenBregge, Andrew Snapp, Dave Schiff, Fred Koch
Trombones: Doug Elliot, Rick Lillard,
Jerry O’Sullivan, Jeff Bonk
Bass: Dallas Smith, Piano: Wade Beach, Guitar: Charlie Thomas, Drums: Jeff Johnson
Track listing:

1. Our Time of Year (Jason Paul Curtis)
2. Let it Snow (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne)
3. Christmas Time is Here (Vince Guaraldi)
4. Good This Year (Jason Paul Curtis)
5. Blue Friday (Jason Paul Curtis)
6. Lovers Holiday (Jason Paul Curtis)
7. You’d be So Nice to Come Home To (Cole Porter)
8. In the Still of the Night (Cole Porter)
9. I’ve Got My Love to Keep me Warm (Irving Berlin)
10. You’re Something (Steve Allen)
11. Winter Wind (Jason Paul Curtis)
12. The Christmas Waltz (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne)

“Lovers Holiday” was born of necessity for new Christmas songs. Swinglab (pianist, Ray Mabalot, bassist, John Dahlman and drummer, Woody Hume and vocalist, Jason Paul Curtis) played four nights a week the month of December, 2011, to sprawling Christmas crowds at Washington DC’s National Harbor. They soon learned that an hour set of Christmas jazz standards (great as they be) ran a little thin after the first “Winter Wonderland”. By mixing in standards, especially ones with wintery lyrics, the quartet struck a fresh, balanced balance that both adults and kids could listen to for hours.

As early as January, 2012, Jason began writing new Christmas songs, beginning with the title track, “Lovers Holiday”. In his own words, ”I wanted holiday songs for couples, new couples, young couples, but also couples going through the experience of creating Christmas for their children and looking for that romantic moment when the kids are asleep”. Four more round out the originals list: “Good This Year”, “Blue Friday”, “Our Time of Year” and “Winter Wind”. Special guest big band Swing Machine weighs in on a 60’s swank arrangement of “I’ve Got My Love to Keep me Warm” as well as the new, “Our Time of Year”, both arranged by Scott Ragsdale.

Artist Itinerary:
November 2, 30: With Swinglab at Gaylord National Harbor, Belvedere Lounge (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745, (301) 965-2000, 7-10 pm, no cover
December 6: With Swing Machine at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA, (703) 993-7550, 8-10 pm. Tickets available through the box office
December 9: With Swinglab at Lansdowne Resort, On the Potomac, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne, VA, (703) 729-8406-9pm.Tickets available through the front desk.
December 14,15,21,22: With Swinglab at Gaylord National Harbor, Belvedere Lounge, Christmas on the Potomac
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745 (301) 965-2000 7-10 pm, no cover

– Blue Skies

::: SOURCE: Jazz Promo Services :::