A 20th Anniversary Swing!
Swinging On A Star
Christmas at The Shedd 2015
Thu, Dec 10 - Thu, Dec 17
Shirley Andress returns with her 8th annual Christmas At The Shedd, featuring Tracy Williams, Marisa Frantz, Bob Cross and Bill Hulings fronting Jesse Cloninger and the Emerald City Jazz Kings in Christmas Swing configuration! Look for all of your favorites, plus a few surprises in this heartwarming evening of Christmas cheer and togetherness tailored to this season's Jazz Kings 20th Anniversary of Swing!.. And since so many of our best-loved Christmas songs were written during the Swing Era, that's not going to be so hard to do: look for old favorites like "White Christmas" (1942), "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (1943), "The Christmas Song", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ( both 1944), "Let It Snow" (1945), and many more!
And don't forget: as usual, make sure you've spruced up your singing chops to join in on some good old fashioned sing-alongs! An evening not to miss for the entire family.
Event Personnel
Shirley Andress, artistic director, vocals
Jesse Cloninger, music director, reeds
Marisa Frantz, vocals, violin
Tracy Williams-Tooze, vocals
Bob Cross, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Vicki Brabham, vocals, piano
Merlin Showalter, drums
Nathan Waddell, bass
Dave Bender, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
(1954) White Christmas
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Sleigh Ride
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Leroy Anderson
 A Marshmallow World
Words by Carl Sigman - Music by Peter DeRose
 Winter Wonderland
Words by Dick Smith - Music by Felix Bernard
 Song Of The Sleigh Bells
Words by Franz Steininger - Music by Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
 Violets For Your Furs
Words by Matt Dennis - Music by Tom Adair
 Silver Bells
(1950) The Lemon Drop Kid
Words by Ray Evans - Music by Jerry Livingston
 The Christmas Song
Words by Mel Tormé, Bob Wells - Music by Mel Tormé
 White Christmas
(1942) Holiday Inn
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Good King Wencheslas
Words by John Mason Neale - Music by Thomas Helmore
 Deck The Halls
Words by Thomas Oliphant - Music by traditional Welsh
 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
(1944) Meet Me In St Louis
Words by Hugh Martin - Music by Ralph Blane
 Jingle Bells
Words & music by James Lord Pierpont
 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Jule Styne
 Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling
Words by Don Raye - Music by Paul Smith
 Sleigh Bell Serenade
Words by Paul Francis Webster - Music by Sonny Burke
 Swinging On A Star
(1944) Going My Way
Words by Johnny Burke - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Words & music by Johnny Marks
 All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Words & music by Donald Yetter Gardner
 Cool Yule
Words & music by Steve Allen
 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Words by Haven Gillespie - Music by J. Fred Coots
 The First Noël
(18th c.)
Words & music by traditional English
 Joy To The World
Words by Isaac Watts - Music by traditional English
 Silent Night
Words by Josef Mohr - Music by Franz Gruber
 O Holy Night
Words by Placide Cappeau, John Sullivan Dwight - Music by Adolphe Adam
 O Tannenbaum
Words by Ernst Anschutz - Music by anonymous
 The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Words by traditional French - Music by Frederic Austin
 That's What I Want For Christmas
Words & music by Earl Lawrence
 The Merriest
Words & music by June Cristy
 I'll Be Home For Christmas
Words & music by Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent
 May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
Words & music by Meredith Willson
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional Welsh, -
traditional English, -
traditional French, -
anonymous, -
Tom Adair, -
Adolphe Adam, 1803-1856
Steve Allen, 1921-2000
Leroy Anderson, 1908-1975
Ernst Anschutz, -
Frederic Austin, -
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Felix Bernard, 1897-1944
Ralph Blane, 1914-1995
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Sonny Burke, -
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Placide Cappeau, 1808-1877
J. Fred Coots, 1897-1985
June Cristy, -
Matt Dennis, -
Peter DeRose, 1900-1953
John Sullivan Dwight, 1813-1893
Ray Evans, 1915-2007
Kim Gannon, 1900-1974
Donald Yetter Gardner, -
Haven Gillespie, 1888-1975
Franz Gruber, 1787-1863
Thomas Helmore, -
Walter Kent, 1911-1994
Earl Lawrence, -
Jerry Livingston, 1909-1987
Johnny Marks, 1909-1985
Hugh Martin, 1914-2011
Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Josef Mohr, 1792-1848
John Mason Neale, -
Thomas Oliphant, 1799-1872
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
James Lord Pierpont, 1822-1893
Buck Ram, 1907-1991
Don Raye, 1909-1985
Carl Sigman, -
Dick Smith, 1901-1935
Paul Smith, -
Franz Steininger, 1906-1974
Jule Styne, 1905-1994
Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893
Mel Tormé, 1925-1999
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Paul Francis Webster, 1907-1984
Bob Wells, 1922-1998
Meredith Willson, 1902-1984
December, 2015
Thu 10, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 13, 2:00 pm: Eugene
Wed 16, 7:30 pm: Corvallis
Thu 17, 7:30 pm: Florence
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