In an fascinating move that marked music historical past, legendary superstar Ray Charles was joined by the world famous 120-member Voices of Jubilation Gospel Choir of Newark New Jersey for his first ever Christmas Music Unique. They are combining their skills in this unprecedented musical showcase not only to entertain but also to spread constructive messages to a wide audience. What makes this endeavor so special is that the twelve-time Grammy winner Charles has never performed traditional vacation music in a live concert setting. And, of course, Ray Charles brings his own, exclusive jazz/rhythm and blues interpretation to these classic vacation favorites. The present consists of such favorites as The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On a Open Fire), Minor Drummer Boy, Have By yourself a Merry Tiny Christmas, Silent Night, The Very first Noel, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and several far more!
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Esperanza Spalding is an American jazz bassist and singer. Spalding had intended to play cello but found the bass throughout a a single year stint at age 14 at the prestigious doing arts high school, The Northwest Academy, to which she had won a scholarship. Spalding left high college at 16 and after finishing her GED enrolled on a music scholarship in the music system at Portland State University, wherever she remembers being “the youngest bass player in the system.” Although she lacked the education of her fellow college students, she feels that her teachers nonetheless recognized her talent and she determined to as a substitute use to Berklee University of Music on the encouragement of her bass teacher and did effectively enough in her audition to receive a full scholarship. Nearly immediately immediately after graduation from college, in 2005, Spalding was hired by Berklee School of Music, turning into one of the youngest professors in the institution’s historical past. In this video, she performs “I Know You Know” prior to a live audience at the Jimmy Kimmel Display.
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