Yulestride Holiday Concert featuring jazz pianist Butch Thompson

Dec 15, 2013 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Yulestride Holiday Concert is Butch Thompson’s solo piano presentation of an exciting repertoire of New Orleans inspired music ranging from 1920s style classics to blues to spirituals. Under Thompson’s hands, the holiday repertoire gets a respectful, fresh reading, from the blues-inflected Away in a Manger to the roaring stride of It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. This popular concert also includes Thompson’s distinctive arrangements of Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Deck the Halls, as well as such vintage material as Ted Shapiro’s Winter Weather and Charlie Straight’s Santa Claus Blues. The title, Yulestride, is a pun based on the term “stride piano,” used to describe the two-handed style which is the main ingredient of Thompson’s playing. The concert will be recorded for a later holiday broadcast on KBEM.

Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University

Saint Paul MN 55104


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Butch Thompson

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