Now that it has finally snowed in Denver, we feel it is safe to tell you about our Christmas and holiday concert offerings for this festive time of year! From swing bands to historic hymns to Gospel, Swallow Hill Music is happy to spread Yuletide cheer throughout Denver.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party! w/ La Pompe Jazz
Wed 11.30 8pm $36 advance @ The Oriental Theater
As the vanguard of the Swing Revival, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are known for their high energy performances and hits like “Go Daddy O.” The band is also known for putting a charge into Christmas and holiday favorites both old and new. Get on your dancing shoes and come on out to the Oriental Theater on November 30 to work off that Thanksgiving dinner and ring in the holiday season Big Bad Voodoo Daddy style!
Sat 12.10 8pm $14 advance
A pure-voiced poet and a dulcimer wizard, Jubilant Bridge is excited to release A Bell A Bird A Star, featuring songs of the Christmas season from the Renaissance, and pre-Renaissance, eras.
Christy Wessler’s Holiday Sing-Along
Sat 12.03 7pm $10 advance for kids, $14 advance for adults
A Swallow Hill holiday tradition. Join Christy and an array of featured guests as she hosts her family-friendly 14th Annual Sing-Along Concert.
Chris Daniels & Friends’ Holiday Spectacular
Sun 12.11 7pm $18 advance
Join Chris and his friends for a night of dancing and music that celebrates the season without having to hear “Jingle Bells”…unless it’s in a Reggae style!
Twist & Shout presents
The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show
Mon 12.19 7:30pm @ L2 Church $44 advance
The Blind Boys’ roof-raising concerts appeal to audiences of all cultures. The band’s album Talkin’ Christmas! continues the band’s streak of creating original and interesting work. It includes new versions of Christmas standards, covers of hidden gospel gems, and seven brand-new holiday songs – six of which are the first Christmas songs ever penned by the Blind Boys themselves.
The new original songs include the title track “Talkin’ Christmas!,” a funky tribute to the power of Christmas, and the compassionate “What Can I Do?” The album also features a hand-clapping rearrangement of the usually-slower classic “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and a refreshingly intimate, acoustic version of “Silent Night.”