GRAMMY®-nominated vocal band Ernie Haase + Signature Sound is scheduled to release its first full-length holiday album in 10 years, A Jazzy Little Christmas, on October 11.
The collection of holiday classics and sacred seasonal songs, released
via Gaither Music Group, resounds the joy and miracle of Christmas. To
watch a sneak peek, click HERE.
A Jazzy Little Christmas is available for pre-sale now at Gaither.com, Amazon.com, CBD.com and LifeWay.com.
The world-renowned quartet enlisted Tony Bennett’s former musical
director and pianist Billy Stritch, award-winning producer Wayne Haun
and some of New York’s finest musicians for A Jazzy Little Christmas. Along with holiday favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “Winter Wonderland” and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” A Jazzy Little Christmas also features a Haase original “Christmas in Manhattan.”
“New York City is a very special place for me and my wife, Lisa. We’re
going on 30 years of marriage, and one of the things we started doing
when we first got married was going to New York and doing a Broadway
blitz, especially at Christmastime. We would get there and just look at
the lights and take in the city, so I wanted to write an original song,
and we did. It’s called ‘Christmas in Manhattan,’ and I hope it becomes
a new Christmas classic,” expressed Haase.
Haase added, “One of my favorite songs just happens to be a Christmas
song—‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.’ That was written by Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow right after the Civil War. He had lost his home to
fire. His wife had unexpectedly passed away…his son brutally wounded in
the Civil War. I can imagine the bells on Christmas Day mocking his
despair. But the last verse is where faith came to the surface, ‘Then
ring the bells more loud and deep, God is not dead or does He sleep, the
wrong shall fail the right prevail with peace on earth good will toward
men.’ That’s faith and we pray that this recording will inspire others
to open the gift of faith this Christmas.”
A Jazzy Little Christmas will be advertised as part of a
special television offer on DISH TV, DirecTV, TBN, RFD-TV, GaitherTV,
FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN as well as on
Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV in Canada. The project
will also be featured in the Gaither Christmas Catalog Collection.
Performing over 100 concerts per year, Ernie Haase + Signature Sound will add A Jazzy Little Christmas Tour
to their schedule this winter. With true, four-part harmony and a
three-piece jazz band, the live show will be reminiscent of the sounds
of The Four Freshmen with the jazz of Tony Bennett. For tickets and more
information, please visit www.erniehaase.com.
A JAZZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS TRACK LISTING:
1. Happy Holiday / It’s the Holiday Season
2. O Holy Night
3. Christmas in Manhattan
4. I Like a Sleighride (Jingle Bells)
5. Love You Remember
6. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
7. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
8. We Three Kings
10. Winter Wonderland
11. Sometimes I Wonder
12. Christmas Time Is Here
13. Mister Santa
14. Peace on Earth / Silent Night
A JAZZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS TOUR:
Nov. 21 – Storm Lake, Iowa
Nov. 22 – Columbus, Neb.
Nov. 24 – Monmouth, Ill.
Dec. 1 – Bradford, Pa.
Dec. 5 – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dec. 6 – Fergus Falls, Minn.
Dec. 7 – Lakeville, Minn.
Dec. 8 – Yankton, S.D.
Dec. 10 – Great Bend, Kan.
Dec. 11 – Loveland, Colo.
Dec. 12 – Steelville, Mo.
Dec. 13 – Asheville, N.C.
Dec. 14 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Dec. 15 – Wheeling, W. Va.
Dec. 20 – Waterloo, Iowa
Dec. 21 – Van Buren, Ohio
Dec. 22 – Newburgh, Ind.
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ABOUT ERNIE HAASE + SIGNATURE SOUND:
Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and
beloved quartets in all of music. The group has traveled all over the
world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its
powerful brand. Ernie Haase + Signature Sound continues to gain fans all
around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable,
four-part harmonies. Ernie Haase + Signature Sound has sung and sold to
millions worldwide, a feat that has not been accomplished by any other
Southern Gospel quartet. The group has performed from Latvia and India
to South Africa and New Zealand, events all around North America, TV
appearances on ESPN with NASCAR, multiple NBA appearances singing the
national anthem and even a specialty tour of historic American theaters
in support of the EHSS Broadway project. Signature Sound is
a world-renowned quartet that spans a wide variety of genres and
cultures. As group founder, Haase is a creative, hard-working tenor
whose early roots with the unforgettable and legendary quartet The
Cathedrals helped begin his dream to form a powerhouse group of his own.
Ernie Haase + Signature Sound is both GRAMMY®-nominated and GMA Dove
Award-winning, a radio favorite in the United States and
internationally, and a leader in CD sales and long form music video
sales–with several RIAA(R)-certified Gold(R) and Platinum(R) DVDs.