Here comes Christmas! British jazz-blues-soul singer Sarah
Jane Morris has released Angels at Christmas, a special edition
CD of 7 holiday songs Kathryn co-wrote: Come Christmas, Come Love; The Moon
on Christmas Eve; A Child Is Born; Ring the Bells Come Christmas, Christmas;
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Eve; In Bethlehem; and Walkabout Winter. The
CD is available online at sarahjanemorris.com
and from iTunes.
An additional track, Santa’s Christmas Tune, may also be downloaded
Please check out Sarah Jane’s holiday touring schedule,
as she will be performing songs from Angels at Christmas at her concerts
in the UK and Italy.
Kathryn wrote all of the songs with Fran Minarik, with the exception of The Moon on Christmas Eve, which she wrote with Werner “Vana” Gierig. The Moon on Christmas Eve also was included on both An NPR Jazz Christmas with Marian McPartland and Friends III and on NPR’s holiday radio broadcast with jazz vocalist Melissa Walker (shop.npr.org). Along with ‘Tis the Season of the Year, which Kathryn co-wrote with Vana Gierig, and also features Melissa Walker, the song has received annual radio airplay on 100+ stations across the US and Canada.
Kathryn’s songwriting collaborations continue: with Fran Minarik, a song cycle; with Vana Gierig, a pair of Latin jazz tunes; and, with David Pearl, a jazz ballad, Isn’t It Funny.
Can’t We Stand at the River, a gospel jazz tune written with Vana Gierig and featuring vocalist Carla Cook, frequently appears in the Top 10 in Broadjam’s Unique Gospel category.
Kathryn and Vana’s Why Must We Be So Brutal, also with Carla Cook, was the Featured Song at New Songs For Peace, a UNESCO-endorsed music project designed to encourage people to think and talk about peace. For more information about this global project, please visit newsongsforpeace.org.