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Calvin Jones

Shchedryk - Carol of the Bells

self-released
Release Date: March 25, 2022

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Calvin Jones with Dnipro Symphony Orchestra - "Carol of the Bellz" (Shchedryk)
1 Shchedryk - Carol of the Bells  

American composer and pianist Calvin Jones never thought he’d find himself in the middle of a war zone but at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, he and his wife Inga, a native from Ukraine, were awoken by loud sirens and bombs going off around Kyiv, Ukraine and close enough to their apartment to have them react immediately. Suspecting the worst, they both frantically put what they could in their car while gathering news that Russia was bombing their country. Both quickly packed the car and started their dangerous and arduous journey to the border where they would find refuge at a friend’s home in Bucharest, Romania. Spending a few days there to collect themselves, they grabbed a replacement digital piano in Bucharest, strapped it to the top of the car and pressed on to Montenegro – all while spending much of their time helping others evacuate and assist those who stayed, including elderly, orphans, caregivers, musicians and others. “The situation is dire. We are desperately trying to get resources to those stuck in Ukraine and help as many people as we can out and to safety,” says Calvin.

Last week Jones released ‘Shchedryk” (Carol of the Bells) for the very first time and will give 100% of the proceeds to two charitable organizations helping victims of the invasion; Loads of Love and Music Mission Kiev. To download the song click here (calvinjones.com/ukraine). All monies collected from downloads will be distributed directly to the two charities. The song is available for download via Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon and CalvinJones.com.

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