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Christmas with Monique Danielle

by Monique Danielle

Traditional Christmas songs with big band swing, jazz, and even New Orleans arrangements. You haven't heard Christmas like Monique can deliver it.
Genre: Holiday: Jazz
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1. Carol of the Bells
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2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
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3. My Favorite Things
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4. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
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5. Caroling, Caroling
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6. Jingle Bells
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7. Breath of Heaven
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8. Sleigh Ride
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9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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10. Silver Bells
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11. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
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12. Frosty the Snowman
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13. It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
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14. Winter Wonderland
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15. Carol of the Bells (a capella)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Thank you all for showing so much support for this project. Your response has been greater than we could have imagined!

Special update: Monique's new album "Smile" has been released. Please check out this wonderfully produced collection of jazz standards here www.cdbaby.com/cd/moniqued5

Carol Swanson with ChristmasReviews.com recently had this to say about "Christmas with Monique".

When Monique Danielle's Website proclaims that her voice has "universal appeal," the site is 100% correct and also describes her terrific holiday release, Christmas with Monique Danielle! Danielle's emotive, silken vocals are strong across a broad range of styles. Made possible by Animated Lighting (www.animatedlighting.com), this album of 15 (largely) contemporary classics was created for use with animated holiday displays. As a result, its designs are bright and crisp, permitting easy coordination with lighting technologies. Everything about this album screams accessibility--from the friendly song selection (best-loved modern carols) and predictable tempos to the upbeat, lightly swingin' arrangements and Danielle's easy-on-the-ears vocals.

The overall mood is lovely pop with some jazzy flavors and an electro-synth edge. Although Danielle does everything well, she especially shines on the lyrical "Caroling, Caroling" (hitting those high ding-dongs with aplomb), the sassy "Jingle Bells" (providing her own harmonies), and Amy Grant's (with Chris Eaton) killer classic "Breath of Heaven" (Danielle's lower range is super-rich and expressive here). Of course, since a cappella music is a special favorite, Danielle's final cut, "Carol of the Bells Vocal," easily makes my "greatest hits" list for this CD.

You don't have to have an animated lighting display in your yard this holiday season to enjoy the universal appeal of Christmas with Monique Danielle. Her highly satisfying album with brighten your December nights without seriously affecting your electric bill.

--Carol Swanson (ChristmasReviews.com) Sep. 2005

From Monique's Bio-

Universal appeal - that is the cornerstone of
Monique Danielle's wide ranging career. Through a
broad repertoire of musical styles, she has reached
both young and old of all races, with her impeccable
vocal skills. She captivates audiences with her dynamic
delivery of sultry R&B. Equally at ease with Italian opera,
Classical, African pop, American pop, or Jamaican reggae,
Monique truly defines and demonstrates diversity.

A native of Kansas City, Monique has a natural passion
for music. She began singing at the age of three, and
taught herself the words to "The Rainbow Connection". By the age of four, she had moved on to singing harmonies to all of her favorite songs. In 1987 she entered Kansas City Middle School of the Arts (KCMSA), where she began to study voice. By the seventh grade she was singing in four choirs. From eighth grade to senior year, she would take her talents to four All District and All State Music Competitions. She received the highest rating of #1 all four years. Monique became All State Soloist in 1992.

It is with great joy that we bring to you this new collection of traditional Christmas songs. The creative people at Animated Lighting have made the recording of these songs possible. Animated Lighting has pioneered exciting technology to bring very sophisticated and previously very expensive lighting technology to everyone. Their amazing new products are available online and feature the music contained in this CD. The songs all were arranged with dancing lights in mind. Most of the songs utilize either classical or big band stylings. Animated Lighting will soon be seen all over the world, and its premier in Kansas City was at the downtown Kansas City lighting ceremony, Christmas 2003. Many of you have no doubt seen the eye popping display on the Kansas City Marriott Hotel.
The display was featured on Monday night Football KC vs. NE. These are but a few first steps of a fledgling technology with enormous potential. www.AnimatedLighting.com is the web address for more info. It's a true honor to be involved in something so magical and new, and we thank them for involving us in this groundbreaking venture.

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lars smith

an absolute work of art !!!
the entire christmas cd is a treasure ... a "must have" no matter what your taste in music happens to be ... it's beautiful, it's soulful, it's jazzy ... one gorgeous compilation of music !!!

Winston Apple

My new favorite Christmas CD
I like all of the songs on this CD, but "Breath of Heaven" is absolutely incredible. I feel really moved every time I listen to it. It really brings the true meaning of Christmas alive, something sorely needed in the midst of the commercialization of what is supposed to be a religious holiday. It's not a "holiday" song, it's a stunningly beautiful Christmas song.

Robyn Wolf

The best Christmas CD for the whole family!
Monique sounds incredible and the songs are just perfect to get you in the holiday mood. This is a Christmas CD the whole family can enjoy.

margaret aldridge

the best christmas music i have heard!!!
this is truly the best christmas cd i have heard. it gives a new twist on the traditional christmas songs. everyone, young or old will enjoy this cd. thank you for this wonderful christmas music.

Monique Danielle

Great music for my animated lighting. Watch our neighbors!!
This Cd will put you in the Christmas spirit and is a wonderful addition for the outside light artist. Fantastic voice.!!

Shari Elf

I love this!!!
That wonderful duo, Monique and Mark have done it again! Blissful and wonderful for the holidays or any day ya just need some happy.