After Four Christmas
• Award-winning vocal jazz group Jenny Nauta, Theresa Wallis, Ron Nauta and Dave Williams are four fabulous singers with incredible vocal jazz harmonies. • The group has three CDs: After Four & MORE, After Four......TAKES FIVE, and their new release An After Four Christmas. • Winners of the Jack Richardson Music Award 2005 for best jazz! 2009 Fan Favorite Best Jazz Concert of 2007, London and Region, London Free Press Top 20 CDs of 2007 "A" List - #1 shopping suggestion - An After Four Christmas After Four have worked with Canadian legends Peter Appleyard, Phil Nimmons and Juno award-winning producer Kevin Doyle. They perform with many of the great local jazz & classical musicians in South Western Ontario. The group has concentrated on a combination of high quality harmony vocals and 'made-in-Canada' arrangements. They have a wide repertoire of old standards and new alike - and they are enjoyed by audiences of all ages. On this Christmas CD - After Four members have arranged most of the tracks - this is an important creative part of jazz disc. Some of the points of interest on the tracks are: Track 2) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -our arrangement in 5/4 time - unusual, but seamless Track 4) Let it Snow -our arrangement with a Latin feel applied to this favourite tune - very fun! Track 13) The Huron Carol -one of our most unique arrangements, 5/4 time, then to a jig -incredible sharing, learning and music-making with Kettle Point native drumming group Track 3) Snowfall - just so delicious and smooth Track 5) The Holly and the Ivy -unusual voicings and haunting harmonies - again, our own arrangement top to bottom Track 9) A Child is Born -an instrumental standard - not necessarily Christmas - but warm saxophone with our own vocal arrangement (not usually performed with vocals) Track 8) Baby It's Cold - we reversed the roles of girl/boy parts for a refreshing surprise - lots of support vocals, too.