Dec 21, 2009

Archived: Yulestride Jazz Show With Butch Thompson

KVSC is proud to present a holiday program produced by our Independent Public Radio friends KBEM-Jazz 88.  Yulestride is Butch Thompson’s popular solo Christmas show, an idea he evolved from an annual holiday concert series in his home town, Marine-on-St. Croix, Minnesota. The concert includes Thompson’s distinctive arrangements of Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Deck the Halls, as well as such vintage material as Ted Shapiro’s Winter Weather and Charlie Straight’s Santa Claus Blues. The title, Yulestride, is a pun based on the term “stride piano,” used to describe the two-handed style which is the main ingredient of Thompson’s playing.

Listen to 88.1FM Sunday, December 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m for Yulestride-a Jazz Originals Holiday program.  This program is supported with funding by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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