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Dec 9, 2016
Happy Holiday everyone!! For three years, from 2013 through 2015, PJP presented the Frosty Holiday Concert Series. Taking place at the historic, Irvine Auditorium on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia, over 2,500 people witnessed those awesome, family friendly events. Speaking of family friendly, families and children were always in the house. Frosty audiences were some of the most diverse audiences that many of us had ever witnessed. They looked like Philadelphia; young, adult, older adults, Black, White, Asian and Latin. Together, we had some great times and witnessed some amazing performances.
We reached out to WRTI's J. Michael Harrison, who served as the co-producer and MC of the Frosty Concert Series to help us put together an audio collection of great moments from the concerts. We'd like to share this FREE DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE as a holiday gift to both those who were present at the concerts, as well as to those who did not attend. We hope these special moments bring you joy and peace.
DOWNLOAD BEST OF FROSTY MIXTAPE HERE:
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BEST OF FROSTY MIXTAPE - December 2016
Featuring music by Carol Harris, Parris Love', Larry McKenna, Ella Gahnt, Kevin Valentine, Waverly Austin ITCOF, Jeff Murrell, Chris Stevens, Paul Jost, Sam Reed and others.
Duration: 45 minutes
File Size: 65 MB
For song credits on BEST OF FROSTY MIXTAPE: Click Here
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The mixtape playlist includes...
1. Santa Is Coming To Town by Paul Jost featuring Tony Miceli - Vibraphone
2. Baby It's Cold Outside by Ella Ganht & Kevin Valentine
3. Winter Wonderland by Mary Ellen Desmond with Connor Przybyszewski - Trombone
4. Oh Tannenbaum by Tenor Madness
Featuring Larry McKenna, Michael Pedicin, Sam Reed, Tim Price on Tenor Saxophones; Kendrah Butler - Piano, Nimrod Speaks - Bass, Darryl Jackson - Drums; Arranged by Larry McKenna
5. Cristo Rendentor by Waverly Austin - In The Company Of Friends
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Carol Harris
7. Santa Baby by Parris Love'
8. Let It Snow by the Frosty 3 Band featuring Chris Stevens - Trumpet
Arranged by Chris Stevens
9. Merry Xmas Baby by Jeff Murrell featuring Tim Price - Tenor Sax
The FROSTY Concert Series performers included…
Music & Vocal Directors: Rhenda Fearrington, Aaron Graves, Diane Monroe, Jeff Scull
Guitars: Mike Kennedy, Monnette Sudler, Jeff Scull
Keith DeStefano & Puzzlebox: Joe Falcey, Maxfield Gast, Steven Gokh, Anam Owili-Eger, Thomas Razler, Ernest Stuart, Stan Slotter;
DivaNation: Saudah Al Akbar, Bethlehem, Gretchen Elise, Carol Harris, Barbara Montgomery
Vocalists: Waverly Alston In the Company of Friends, Bethlehem, Imani Bradford, Shamika Byrd, Julie Charnet, Mary Ellen Desmond, Rhenda Fearrington, Ella Gahnt, Paul Jost, Lauren Lark, Parris Love, Christina May, Denise Montana, Jeff Murrell, Elizabeth Sanders, Kevin Valentine, Chris Vance, C.Young
Eboni Strings: Kathleen Thomas, 1st violin; Tanya Murphy, 2nd violin; Chrysyn Harp, viola; Ajibola Rivers, cello; Guest Strings: Ben Sutin, violin soloist; Noah Jackson, cello soloist
Piano: Kendrah E. Butler, Aaron Graves, Dave Postmontier
Vibraphone: Tony Miceli
Drums & Percussion: Nazir Ebo, Justin Faulkner, Darryl Jackson, Craig McIver, Arturo Stable
Bass: Mike Boone, Matthew Parrish, Nimrod Speaks, Keith DeStefano
Saxes: Carl Grubbs, Elliott Levin, Larry McKenna, Victor North, Michael Pedicin, Tim Price, Sam Reed, Tony Williams
Brass: Daud El Bakara, Connor A. Przybyszewski, Ernest Stewart, Chris Stevens, Vince Tampio
Host: J. Michael Harrison
The Funky Elf: Anthony Myles Batchelor
Thanks to the PJP staff, Julia Lopez, Gail Fountaine, Karen Smith, James Solomon, Stephanie Seiple, Lynn Washington and Melissa Talley Palmer. Thanks to our partners at PhillyCAM, Antoine Haywood, Laura Deutch and Gretjen Clausing.
The Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation. Visit us at www.philajazzproject.org