In a world where nutcrackers, classical programs and shows for children frequently abound during the Christmas Season....haven't you as an adult ever wished there was something for you with a little more “oompf”? That is exactly what you get when a performer with one of the strongest voices and most dynamic stage personalities turns her talents to one big soul packed Christmas show.
“An Evening In December” is a holiday journey that will take you
from moving spiritual Christmas numbers to lighthearted impudent
favorites. This concert makes deliberate effort to stay away from the
“Children” aspect of the Christmas season. And while it IS targeted
at a more mature and musically discerning audience, the show is
suitable for all ages.
“And Evening in December” Features the soulful vocals of Paula
featured on fantastic arrangements from titans in the music
industry. Expect to hear the Luther Vandross/Marcus Miller version
of "My Favorite Things", An Anita Baker styled "I'll Be Home For
Christmas" A stunningly beautiful Patti LaBelle holiday Ballad
"Christmasing With You", Ledisi's arrangement of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", Plus
other jazz, blues and soul holiday favorites as well as moving "Christmas" songs, "Mary Did You
Know", "Bethlehem Morning", "Oh Holy Night" and even a few originals.
"An Evening In December" is thoughtful collection of everyone's favorite sounds of the season the must see Christmas show of the year!
Paula Harris Stood out among the Bay Area's best as one of the most
unique and funky blues sounds to come from Northern California.
After bursting onto the scene in 2012 with recognition at the Interna-
tional Blues Challenge as one of the top three bands in the world, her
debut album's horns were born from members “Tower of Power” and
heavily influenced by her love of Funk, Jazz, and Soul Blues. They re-
ceived multiple blues and music award nods as well as international
attention and airplay in 2013. Since then, Her world class bands have
earned the reputation for delivering grooves that dares her audience
not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and
complex arrangements with catchy hooks that are simple enough to
allow anyone to enjoy. The rhythm section and horns dig deep to create
a modern and outside the box approach to Blues. Members of her new
East Coast Band teach their instrument and/or are band leaders in their
own right. They come together for a WOW factor not usually seen. Their shows use a matrix of original tunes fused with unique, and unexpected cover arrangements. THIS is what the phrase “Cooking with Grease” is all about! Paula's immense range, power and control over her vocals kick the whole sound into overdrive. The band dishes up their original funky blues, mixed with Soul and R&B covers as well as Beach Music, Swinging Jazz and Motown.
Dinah Washington, musical pioneer and ahead of her time! "She Swings Blue" presents the enormous scope of Dinah's music with equal attention to both the jazz and blues hits. Their approach was "If Dinah were alive and doing a greatest hits show- what would she do?" The result is a collection of both traditional and creatively reimagined arrangements of Dinah's well-known songs, mixed with some of the less famous, but more personal tunes that were the soundtrack for one of the 50's most iconic ladies of song. It's impudent, jazzy, swinging and full of blues!