Celebrate the festive season in style with the vocalists and instrumentalists of the Down for
the Count Orchestra, as they Swing Into Christmas!
This is a Christmas celebration like no other, as Down for the Count recreate the music of
Nat ‘King’ Cole, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and many more in a luscious 30-piece orchestral setting evoking the sounds of the great Capitol Studios recordings.
Expect to hear faithful recreations of the best music of the swing era including I’ve Got You
Under My Skin, New York New York and ‘S Wonderful, alongside original arrangements of
jazz and festive standards written by principal conductor Mike Paul-Smith and arranger
Simon Joyner including Winter Wonderland and It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas.
“A sonic sleigh ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s” DownBeat Magazine
“A potential rival to the John Wilson Orchestra” Jazzwise Magazine
“The whole show was almost faultless” Liverpool Echo
Got You Under My Skin
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Christmas in New Orleans
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
Theme from New York, New York
…and many more
Down for the Count Orchestra plus vocalists
Mike Paul-Smith – conductor
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