Silver Bells - Jonny BluThe young voices are busy…

…this holiday season.

As we settle into Christmas eve there are a few live performance updates and some VS news worth noting.

The Fresh Face gang is particularly active this season and the pace picked up yesterday with Jonny Blu’s release of his holiday single — “Silver Bells”.

Similar in style to the material in his recent The Ukelele Experience, Vol. One album release, Jonny brings a lilting, quieter vibe to the Christmas table with “Silver Bells”.

It’s good stuff … not up to his stellar  2011 Christmas release — “Holiday for Two” — but still worth folding in amongst the swing’n numbers and traditional fare on your holiday playlist.

Give it a listen and then head over to Jonny’s ReverbNation download site for a free download.

“Silver Bells” – Jonny Blu*

Then on the live performance front…

Christmas at Our House - Dale CornDon’t forget to get some Corn…

…Dale Corn that is!

Just want to remind anyone that may be passing through Union Station in D.C. on Christmas Eve that Dale Corn and a healthy slice of his big band are performing there today.

As I mentioned in last week’s review of his holiday EP release Christmas at Our House, Dale is a fun and talented young guy with a great passel of musicians worth catching if you’re in the neighborhood.

On the other side of the country…

Christmas My Way - Luca Ellis Luca Ellis has been getting great reviews for the “Sinatra Holiday Bash”, Christmas My Way show running through New Years Eve at The Portal Theatre.

With nearly 40 Rat Pack styled holiday numbers that are interspersed with witty period repartee, I really hoped to catch this show; but my trip to L.A. fizzled out … so I’m out of luck.

Hopefully your luck will be better than mine and you can find your way to North Hollywood for some Sinatra inspired holiday fun.

Anna New Years  092When Luca takes the stage…

…for his last Christmas My Way performance on New Year’s Eve, his lovely lady Anna Mjöll will be ringing in the New Year just down the way in Bel Air with a gig of her own.

Anna is bringing her classy, cool-breeze (literally!) Icelandic jazz stylings to Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz club stage — a prosecco worthy entry to 2013 to be sure!

I’m guessing Luca finds his way it out of the Portal Theatre in time to snag a kiss when the New Year rolls in at midnight! 😉

 Merry Christmas everybody … have a wonderful holiday and a safe and Happy New Year’s celebration!