New and special offers for the holidays and the first day of winter

Monday, December 20

Night Train kicks off a week of holiday promotions, starting with joining Global Villagee to highlight new vacation releases. We’ll hear new seasonal sets from Norah Jones, Jeff Hamilton, June Bisantz, the Pete Ellman Big Band, Kat Edmonson, plus additional holiday sounds from Lucy Smith, Susie Arioli, TriBeCaStan and Ted Rosenthal. There is also new music by Harold Mabern, Anthony Wonsey and David Janeway, and classic tracks by JJ Johnson and Charles Lloyd.

Tuesday, December 21

Night Train joins in Global village and Strange currency to mark the first day of winter. We’ve got a wide range of original and favorite songs from the season to share from Cyrille Aimée, Sting, Al Di Meola, Frank Kimbrough and Dave Stryker in an hour; and Cyrus Chestnut, Pee Wee Ellis (of the James Brown Horns), the Yellowjackets, the Ted Rosenthal Trio and Kurt Elling in the second hour of the show.

Wednesday 22 December

Join us as Night Train team up with Global village and Strange currency for an evening of holiday music. Jazz versions of seasonal favorites are featured for the entire show – from jazz vacation classics to contemporary vacation releases, including seasonal tuba favorites from Travelin ‘Light, Hollywood Tuba 12, and Rhythm & Brass; classics from Joe Pass, the Ray Brown Trio, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Byrd; some blues vacation tunes from BB King and Houston Person; and contemporary holiday songs by Joey DeFrancesco, Renée Fleming, Pee Wee Ellis and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Thursday 23 December

Night Train takes a break for two hours of holiday music from Joy to the World – a tradition of holiday concerts by pianist Bob Thompson and his band, plus special guests performing songs of the season. In the first hour, Thompson is joined by singer Catherine Russell, and in the second hour, it’s singer Rodney Boyden.

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