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Jazz News

A Jazzy Christmas at Kennedy Center

From the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C., NPR presents its 15th annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. Bonnie Grice hosts a celebration of cool Christmas classics. Performers include young jazz piano prizewinner Adam Birnbaum, Japanese sensation Hiromi, pianist Lynne Arriale and her trio, and the matchless veteran Kenny Barron.

Jazz and salsa trumpeter Ray Vega, Grammy-nominated vocalist Andy Bey and guitarist Paul Myers make special appearances.

Playlist:

"Let it Snow" -- Adam Birnbaum

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The Christmas Song" -- Hiromi

"Little Drummer Boy/Arise" -- Lynne Arriale Trio

"We Three Kings" --Ray Vega with Hiromi (piano), Steve Davis (drums) and Jay Anderson (bass)

"Have Yourself A Merry Christmas" -- Andy Bey (vocal) and Kenny Barron (piano)

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" -- Kenny Barron

"Silent Night" -- Round Robin

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