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Irvin Mayfield to Release First Christmas Album

Listen to an exclusive stream of “O Tannenbaum—O Christmas Tree”

Irvin Mayfield

New Orleans trumpeter and bandleader Irvin Mayfield is releasing his first album of holiday music, A New Orleans Creole Christmas. The album is Mayfield’s 12th on New Orleans’ Basin Street Records. The album, which features the New Orleans Jazz Playhouse Revue, blends traditional-style with gospel-inspired versions of “Silent Night” and “Winter Wonderland,” as well as favorites such as “The Christmas Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Michael Watson sings on “Christmas Time is Here.”

A New Orleans Creole Christmas was recorded at Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

JazzTimes is pleased to offer an exclusive sneak preview of O Tannenbaum-O Christmas Tree” from New Orleans Creole Christmas.

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