Top 10 Favorite Holiday Albums and Playlists Named by Lionel Hampton School of Music Faculty
December 20, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 20, 2021 — Whether you’re dreaming of a “White Christmas” or waiting for grandma to get run over by a reindeer, Christmas songs are plentiful and varied. But who better to bring together a list of cheer-inducing holiday melodies than the faculty of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho?
Enjoy this Top Ten list of favorite holiday albums and playlists.
- Ruby Fulton, composer: "A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector"
- Leonard Garrison, flutist: "To Wish You a Merry Christmas," Harry Belafonte
- Kate Skinner, jazz pianist: "The Season," Jane Monheit
- Vern Sielert, trumpeter: "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Vince Guaraldi Trio
- Eneida Larti, pianist: Christmas with Nat, Dean and Bing
- Dan Bukvich, percussionist: "A Christmas Together," John Denver and The Muppets
- Miranda Wilson, cellist: "Angel’s Christmas," The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
- Chris Pfund, vocalist: "A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert," Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis and Frederica von Stade with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s
- Mark Thiele, tubaist: "The Christmas Song," Nat King Cole
- Vanessa Sielert, saxophonist: Esquivel Christmas, Merry Xmas From the Space-Age Bachelor Pad
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