I have always been inspired by the Christmas season, musically and otherwise. Early this year, I finally decided to bring my love of jazz and Christmas together. I have infused the album with straight-ahead jazz, bossa nova and blues styles, mostly staying within the piano trio format. I recorded most of the album, interestingly, on 80 degree days this past summer - you could say I have some sweat equity invested in the music! I would like to thank the music teachers that have been a part of my life starting when I was 9, and have inspired me to keep learning. Also thanks to my life partner Nancy, who has supported me to play and record music, and continue on the path of creativity. And, thank you for taking the time to listen - enjoy!