"Christmas With Friends" is Jeff Brucculeri's second album, following the success his debut album "The Power." His first album is filled with classic hymns done in various styles.
"Christmas With Friends" features some classic favorites like "O Holy Night" and "Joy To the World." The smooth jazz sound of "Christmas Time Is Here" has become a favorite cut off the album. Gospel Big Band crooner Dave Boyer lends his voice to "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Silver Bells." The Oral Roberts University Jazz Ensemble is featured on big band versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Good King Wenceslas." As with all Christmas albums, the music on this CD is timeless and will help bring you into the holiday spirit. With the varying styles, you'll think each successive track is your favorite, right through the final cut; a worshipful version of "In the Presence of Jehovah." Jeff even adds his rich baritone voice to two songs on this album.
Jeff is an accomplished trumpet and flugelhorn player with over 35 years experience. He has used his talents to minister and lead congregations in worship in many different settings, including; Sunday services, youth retreats and concerts. His trumpet playing has taken him to many states across the U.S., and he has even played internationally in France, Jamaica, and Honduras. Jeff is not only a soloist, but he also plays with several bands.