(GRP Records) -- On Tuesday, October 31, 2006, GRP Records will release A Soulful Christmas, a new holiday CD from contemporary jazz favorite Brian Culbertson. The disc features modern arrangements of classic Christmas carols and a new holiday tune, “All Through The Christmas Night,” sung by Michael McDonald.
Culbertson also brought in many friends to create a holiday mood on this uplifting CD, including special guests Eric Darius, Warren Hill, Peter White, and Marc Nelson. Many top musicians contributed to the Christmas cheer, such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Nathan East, Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, and Ricky Peterson, among others. ItĒs also a family affair; BrianĒs wife, accomplished opera singer Michelle Culbertson, performs a beautiful rendition of “Some Children See Him.”
In addition to releasing the CD, Culbertson will embark on the A Soulful Christmas Tour, a contemporary jazz all-star show, beginning on November 25th in Clearwater, FL. The show also features Bobby Caldwell (vocals), Eric Darius and Warren Hill (sax), Ray Parker, Jr., and Jorge Evans (guitar), Lamar Jones (vocals/bass), Felix Pollard (drums), Eddie Miller (keys/vocals), Jim Lutz and Michael Stever (trumpet).
Brian CulbertsonĒs A Soulful Christmas [B0007558-02] available on CD October 31, 2006.
For more information, contact: JĒai St. Laurent-Smyth 212.331.2047
A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS TOUR
November 25 Clearwater, FL Hyatt Regency
December 1 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
December 2 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
December 7 Baltimore, MD RamsHead Live
December 8 New Haven, CT John Lyman Center
December 10 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre
December 12 & 13 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
December 14 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
December 15 San Diego, CA 4th & B Theater
December 16 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Terrace Theatre
December 19 Bend, OR Tower Theatre
December 21 Anchorage, AK Atwood Concert Hall
December 27 & 28 Orlando, FL Sea World