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Vocalist Allan Harris Releases New Christmas CD: “Dedicated to You… a Nat King Cole Christmas”

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Jazz vocalist Allan Harris has just released a new Christmas CD, entitled Dedicated to You, Allan Harris Sings a Nat King Cole Christmas. This CD was recorded in front of a live studio audience at KUVO radio in Denver, CO and includes a rare holiday gem called “The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot." Arturo Gomez, KUVO Music Director says, “I gave Allan a copy of Nat Cole's original recording and Allan just fell in love with it. I knew he would do it justice!" Among the many great holiday songs on this CD, Harris also performs a swinging version of “Baby Its Cold Outside." with jazz vocalist Rene Marie.

Mr. Harris conceived of this live holiday recording as a result of his critically acclaimed annual Denver Christmas show. In addition, it gave Allan the opportunity to record with the Eric Gunnison Trio who has backed him up for this holiday show for several years. So on this particular chilly December night in the intimate setting of Denver's KUVO studios, this uplifting and unique CD came to life with Allan Harris' on vocals alongside pianist Eric Gunnison, Paul Romaine on drums and bassist Mark Simon.

Allan Harris is a jazz vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and actor, a three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist." Tony Bennett calls him “my favorite singer." Mr. Harris' recordings include “Setting the Standard," “It's a Wonderful World," “Here Comes Allan Harris and the Metropole Orchestra," “Love Came, the Songs of Strayhorn," “Long Live the King," “Cross That River" and “Cry of the Thunderbird."

CHRISTMAS TOUR:

  • December 02 :: Gullifty's Pittsburgh, PA
  • December 04 :: The Schwartz Center Dover, DE
  • December 07 :: Levy PAC Lake City, FL
  • December 10 :: Heidi's Jazz Club Cocoa Beach, FL
  • December 11 :: Heidi's Jazz Club Cocoa Beach, FL
  • December 14 :: One World Theatre Austin, TX
  • December 15 :: The Carpenter Center Long Beach, CA
  • December 16 :: The Carpenter Center Long Beach, CA
  • December 19 :: Dazzle Jazz Club Denver, CO
  • December 22 :: Smoke Jazz Club New York, NY
  • December 28 :: Istanbul Jazz Center Istanbul, Turkey
  • December 29 :: Istanbul Jazz Center Istanbul, Turkey

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