LIVE: Chris Pasin & Friends @ Hudson Hall, 12/10/17

December 20th, 2017, 4:00 pm by Greg
Chris Pasin

Chris Pasin

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Christmas and jazz have gone hand in hand in my world ever since the first airing of a “Charlie Brown Christmas” back in 1965 showcased the music of the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

And the recent snowy Sunday evening added to the festive, holiday atmosphere of the concert by trumpeter Chris Pasin and his band, as they continued that tradition with a selection of both traditional and contemporary Christmas songs at the newly restored Hudson Hall in downtown Hudson. The concert served as the release party for Pasin’s new album, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, a welcome addition to anyone’s collection of holiday music.

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From the traditional “We Three Kings” to Guaraldi’s Peanuts Christmas special favorite “Christmas Time Is Here” to the vintage Christmas pop song “Winter Wonderland,” the many varied aspects of the spirit of the holiday season were expressed. And the acoustics of the hall added the perfect touch to the beauty of the music.

THE BAND
Chris Pasin: trumpet, flugelhorn 
Patricia Dalton Fennell: vocal 
Armen Donelian: piano 
John Menegon: bass
Jeff “Siege” Siegel: drums

CHRIS PASIN & FRIENDS SET LIST
We Three Kings
Christmas Time Is Here
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (vocal)
My Favorite Things (vocal)
O Come O Come Emmanuel
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Winter Wonderland (vocal)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
The Christmas Song

GO HERE to view more of Rudy Lu’s photographs of this concert…

Chris Pasin and Armen Donelian

Chris Pasin and Armen Donelian

Jeff “Siege” Siegel

Jeff “Siege” Siegel

John Menegon

John Menegon

Armen Donelian

Armen Donelian

Patricia Dalton and Chris Pasin

Patricia Dalton and Chris Pasin