One Too Tree Records is proud to announce a November 19th release of The Pete Ellman Big Band’s second album, The Twelve Grooves of Christmas. Our two fabulous vocalists, Kurt Elling and Katie Ernst add a special touch to this holiday experience. Producer Carey Deadman, our in-house arrangers Daniel Moore, Larry Harris, and Ted Hogarth, with the rest of the band’s world-class musicians are all in top form. Superbly engineered by Jim Massoth and mastered by Brian Schwab, the band brings a swinging and tasteful approach to some of our favorite Christmas classics. Brand new arrangements of “Mister Santa”, “Jingle Bells”, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, and “You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch”, and the other 9 tracks will surely delight your ears. Along with additional arrangements by Tom Kubis and Jim Martin, this record is 13 tracks total: almost an hour of big band Christmas joy. The Twelve Grooves of Christmas is available on all major streaming platforms, and the CD at all live performances of the Pete Ellman Big Band and PEBB.net.
This recording is the catalyst for an important new Pete Ellman Big Band, NFP (501-3c) activity, the GIFTS program. Giving Instruments For Teaching Students provides musical instruments to up-and-coming. Chicagoland youth who otherwise would be unable to acquire one. Fully 50% of the proceeds from this album will go directly towards getting instruments into the hands of many talented and deserving music students. Direct donations to the GIFTS program can also be made at the non-profit’s website, PEBB.net.
Please consider supporting the GIFTS program by your purchase of this CD or download.