Christmas Jazz with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra

The Asheville Jazz Orchestra has another gig this weekend, Friday December 2, 2011 starting at 8 PM.  We’re back out at the White Horse Black Mountain.  This show we’ll be playing a wide variety of big band arrangements of Christmas and other holiday music.

If you’re in western North Carolina tomorrow night stop on by the White Horse and check out the band.  We’ll be premiering a new arrangement I just finished on the traditional Christmas hymn, In the Bleak Midwinter.  To give you an idea of what you will hear you can listen to this MIDI realization I put together of this chart.

[audio:|titles=In the Bleak Midwinter]

I take no responsibility for the “improvised” solos and rhythm section.  I usually will convert Band-in-a-Box files into Finale to put together the MIDI realization.  You always have to use your imagination a bit anyway to know how a real band will sound on something like this.

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