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A Jazzy Christmas at Kennedy Center

A Jazzy Christmas at Kennedy Center

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"This Christmas" -- Andy Bey and Paul Myers

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"Deck the Halls" -- John Toomey

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"Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" -- Adam Birnbaum

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"Silent Night" -- all artists

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"Oh Come All Ye Faithful" -- John Toomey

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From the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C., NPR presents its 15th annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. Bonnie Grice hosts a celebration of cool Christmas classics. Performers include young jazz piano prizewinner Adam Birnbaum, Japanese sensation Hiromi, pianist Lynne Arriale and her trio, and the matchless veteran Kenny Barron.

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Jazz and salsa trumpeter Ray Vega, Grammy-nominated vocalist Andy Bey and guitarist Paul Myers make special appearances.

Playlist:

"Let it Snow" — Adam Birnbaum

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/The Christmas Song" — Hiromi

"Little Drummer Boy/Arise" — Lynne Arriale Trio

"We Three Kings" —Ray Vega with Hiromi (piano), Steve Davis (drums) and Jay Anderson (bass)

"Have Yourself A Merry Christmas" — Andy Bey (vocal) and Kenny Barron (piano)

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" — Kenny Barron

"Silent Night" — Round Robin

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