Dave Bass is a vocalist, saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter – a true Renaissance man with a range spanning from modern jazz to contemporary adult pop.
Having performed professionally since the age of 15, Dave Bass is releasing his first recording — just in time for Christmas. Bass’s rendition of Mel Torme’s “Christmas Song” captures the essence of earlier versions recorded by Nat King Cole, Mel Torme &amp;amp; Frank Sinatra and adds a fresh spin for a new generation, joining the ranks of Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr.
“Dave Bass is a singer inspired by Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles, a tenor-saxophonist whose tone recalls Dexter Gordon. His vocal on “The Christmas Song” is soulful, heart-warming and lightly swinging. Listeners will enjoy the happy Yuletide spirit.” Scott Yanow, jazz historian and author
Dave Bass has performed in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and around the country, garnering rave reviews for his live performances, arrangements, vocals and virtuosity. Michele Rhea Caplinger, Executive Director of the Recording Academy in Atlanta has called Dave “the quintessential artist”; Connie Zerden, Vice President of Showtime Networks states that Dave is “jazz music’s most extraordinary secret. A virtuoso on multiple instruments.”
The release of “The Christmas Song” is an opening salvo for a decidedly funkier album Bass has been writing and arranging, blending jazz and soul into the contemporary pop idiom. This single evokes his timeless style and sense of swing, showcasing his vocal warmth and instrumental prowess. Bass is featured this month on The Jazz Network Worldwide, www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com
“Dave Bass does a beautiful job breathing new life into the Christmas classic — personalizing the song with an intimacy that suggests he’s singing only to the listener. And he is playing all the instruments!” Elliot Zwiebach, Cabaret Scenes
This single is a wonderful gift from Dave Bass to you; a timeless Yuletide carol you can share with a loved one or your entire family. It will uplift your spirits and warm your home — with or without an open fire.
This song may be purchased at CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davebass1
J. Scott Fugate – "Jazz Evangelist Productions"
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