The Boilermaker Jazz Band brings you "Swingin' the Season"- a recording of joyful music for the holidays. In true Boilermaker fashion, we have taken a decidedly up-beat approach to these classics. From familiar holiday melodies to jazzed- up versions of traditional carols, these swinging tunes will inspire you to cut a rug under the mistletoe.
We've taken a little bit of everything we do and applied it to these seasonal favorites- you'll hear wonderful vocals, hot instrumentals, some jumpin' boogie woogie, and even a cha- cha! For those of you who feel sentimental at holiday time, there are a couple of lovely ballads along the way as well.
From the Boilermaker Jazz Band family to you and yours, we hope that this recording will become a part of your holiday tradition!
Paul Cosentino and
The Boilermaker Jazz Band
What they're saying:
“...With singer Jennie Luvv, the Boilermakers rip through 16 holiday classics. The energy never slows down."
· Bob Karlovits, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
“The Boilermaker Jazz Band’s “Swingin’ the Season” is a sweet set of pop Christmas tunes (and one Hanukkah song). The style ranges from ragtime, to almost pure jazz, to swing, most of it presented with a New Orleans flavor, with Jennie Luvv’s vocals giving the swing numbers a somewhat post- modern edge.
This is an entertaining jazz ensemble- there is a lot of fun to be had here for jazz enthusiasts as well as plain old Christmas listeners of every stripe.”
· Richard Banks, www.christmasreviews.com
“Unlike many depressingly melancholic Christmas recordings, "Swingin' the Season" is energetic, danceable and highly stylized. You can almost visualize a group of dancers swinging across the floor to the tailgate trombone sounds of Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.
... fans can enjoy "Swingin' the Season"- an upbeat album sure to take the edge off of the holiday blues.”
· Nate Guidry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette