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Christmas Jazz!
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I'm a couple days late with this post, but at least I found a couple nice examples of Christmas Jazz actually on Violin (only piano for my Ragtime post)! 

"What Child Is This" - Vividly Violin

 

Chelsey Green's Christmas Medley

 

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- Emily

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La Befana Jazz -

La Befana, in Italy, is like Santa Claus (sort of) that brings small gifts to children on Epiphany (6 Jan) – some links that explains La Befana:

 

Anyway, here’s some folks in in Italy celebrating Epiphany Eve (5 Jan) with some jazz:

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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https://magazine.villalebarone.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/italian-traditions-01.jpg

 

@SharonC - 

Those are fabulous videos - I did not know about La Befana! 

Amazing to come up with an additional tradition, kinda like - The Nightmare After Christmas. (lol) 

I had to laugh because I could've mistaken the Jazz video for something played down in New Orleans.

This isn't Jazz - "La Befana", by the The Revels Children's Chorus!

https://image.freepik.com/free-vector/buon-natale-lettering_83277-2777.jpg

This is great - Thanks! 

- Emily

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Silver Bells by Tony Bennett:

60 minutes did a wonderful episode about him--well worth watching.  He is now 95, & has dementia--but was still able to performed a wonderful concert at Radio City Music Hall.

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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@SharonC -

Thank you! 

That was truly inspirational. 

https://www.backyardspaces.com/images/large/outdoorchristmasdecorations/outdoorchristmasdecoration6.jpg

 

- Emily

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Here's a Christmas Jazz tune I haven't heard in a while! 

Violin AND Viola - "A Marshmallow World", presented by Hannaford Music Education. 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/4c/b1/1e/4cb11ee12683494f7a4ff9cec3467b38.jpg

 

Nice, slow tempo video to learn this by ear from! 

Yumm... Time for jazz & some Hot Cocoa?

- Emily

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Yes, Tony Bennet's story about performing despite dementia is inspiring and hard to understand. My mom is the same way. Most of the time she doesn't make any sense but if I play on the piano, she'll start singing with me. She lights up when I play anything.

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but the one who needs the least."

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My dad and Mother inlaw were the same way.

Music is truly the universal language.

Mark

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Didn't experience dementia, strokes run on both sides of my family. 

My Grandmother who dearly loved music, singing and her Baby Grand piano, wouldn't touch her piano after her stroke - even though she didn't lose the use of either of her hands. 

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Back to Christmas Jazz! 

"Baby, It's Cold Outside", rolling sheet music - Duet for Violin & Viola (Ravenclaw KC)! 

 

Here's some great Jazz String Quartet arrangements by Thomas H Graf (hitfactory2009)!  

White Christmas - Bossa Nova Rhythm - String Quartet!

A Child is Born - Christmas Jazz Waltz by Thad Jones - String Quartet

Jazzy Jingle Bells - Christmas Swing - String Quintet

O Christmas Tree (Oh Tannenbaum) - Latin Rhythm - String Quartet

Silent Night (Stille Nacht) - Jazz Waltz - String Orchestra

 

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/4c/41/6d/4c416d762eda17a991d2e5039cde4ab1.jpg 

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Mark said
My dad and Mother inlaw were the same way.

Music is truly the universal language.

Mark

It's fantastic isn't it.....

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Didn't experience dementia, strokes run on both sides of my family. 

My Grandmother who dearly loved music, singing and her Baby Grand piano, wouldn't touch her piano after her stroke - even though she didn't lose the use of either of her hands. 

Sorry about the strokes but you're blessed about the dementia. You actually loose in essence the loved one who has the disease. My mom basically does't know who I am and doesn't make much sense when she talks. She started going downhill about 12 years ago and it was a very gradual decline. She can still take care of herself with my fathers help, but barely. Simple things like putting things in the fridge that shouldn't be there, not knowing where to throw things away, talking to the TV, are normal now. It's extremely sad.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman -

Dementia seems to be more common now, or maybe just talked about more.  

Even though I don't have a family history of it, Kevin does - his Mother passed away just this past September.  She was 91 and had Dementia for close to maybe 15 years - the last 6 were in a local (to some of Kevin's siblings) Nursing Home. 

We had Zoom calls once a week set up for all the family members who couldn't be there, but the only times she really lit up and got animated was when the GREAT Grandkids got in on the calls.  And, yes, she did not recognize anyone for quite a few years - even though she always had family & friends visiting her. 

I read earlier in the year there were new treatments being developed, but too late for Kevin's Mom. 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/dis.....t-20047780

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Here's the great tutorial Bob found for "Winter Wonderland"

 

 

 

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@ELCBK - I'm happy about the research and new developments, though they don't look great as of yet. I feel that they will at least point us in better directions in the future.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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