EP: A Latin Jazz Christmas

Latin jazz pianist and band leader Michelle Pollace announces her latest release, a unique twist on traditional Christmas songs ... instrumental Latin Jazz arrangements! Hear holiday classics in the form of exuberant rhythms reminiscent of bossa nova and salsa. Perfect for setting the celebratory mood at your family gatherings and ugly sweater parties!

"Deck the Halls" as a light and bouncy cha-cha-cha, complete with string arrangements to capture that classic charanga orquesta vibe? We got that. How about a rollicking Latin jazz version of "Joy to the World", or a chill electric piano-driven bossa version of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" reminiscent of 70s grooves? We got that too. "What Child is This" is a full-on Afro 6/8 jam ... this collection will add spice to your holidays! It even pairs well with eggnog.

Michelle Pollace - arrangements, piano, shakers, loops
Sam Sotelo - drums, timbales
Willie Garza - congas, bongos, chekere, bells
Ron Sotelo - bass
Guest musician: Lucy Skystone, violins

Recorded by Doug Pohorski, Acoustic Sound Shop, San Jose, CA
Mixed/Mastered by Steven Glaze, ToneFreq Studios, San Jose, CA


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