The Sisters of Swing features Berklee's assistant chair of Ear Training, Roberta Radley, along with Ruthie Ristich and April Hall on vocals. Assisted by Bill Brinkley on guitar, Tom Hall on sax, and Marty Ballou on bass, the group will be presenting their new Christmas CD at the Arsenal.
Christmas in July?
The Sisters of Swing had been keepin' it cool in the studio all summer long, recording their latest holiday CD, Swing-a-Jing-a-Lingin'.
Some featured favorites: "Let it Snow," "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Christmas Time Is Here," and many more.
The sisters are joined by "brothers of swing" Bill Brinkley on guitar, Tom Hall on saxes, and Marty Ballou on bass, who keep things groovin' from first to last note.
Roberta, Ruthie, and April combine their musical personalities into one harmonious delivery of holiday song and cheer. Their performances are fresh, sophisticated, and fun, with original arrangements that make the familiar "winter chestnuts" sound new again. And true to their name, these sisters swing. This "sister act" is a hard one to follow.
Dust off your Santa hat and join in the fun!