by JoAnn Funk

Released 2000
Released 2000
A warm, sincere holiday album. Merry jazz in the groove, a bit of classical, a touch of Enya, a little gospel, JoAnn on piano and smoky vocals, along with an outstanding quartet of musicians, it is refreshing and easy to listen to.
JoAnn's arrangements of these holiday tunes make them fresh and bring a smile. From What Child is This, gently and beautifully sung in an Enya style, to Frosty The Snowman, reminiscent of Oscar Peterson, to the winsomely sung Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas to a Vince Guaraldi take on O Tannenbaum and a classical piano/bass theme and variations on O Come Little Children, this music is joyful, at times ethereal and calm enough …
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I'm on a river somewhere!

During the summer and fall my husband Steve and I are riverlorians and performers on our inland rivers. I will be somewhere on a river during Summer JazzFest so I will not be performing. I will miss playing with Jeff and Nathan and seeing all of you. I love being on the river, where I can perform as well as educate. I'm excited for the future!


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