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The Canadian Brass releases: Christmas Time is Here! for this holiday season

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The Canadian Brass are proud to release: Christmas Time is Here! Beloved music from Vince Guaraldi, Charlie Brown,
The Grinch, Rudolph, Frosty and more!

Perhaps if the Grinch had just gotten a little taste of what a Canadian Brass Christmas is like, he would have been celebrating with the best of them! The Canadian Brass' forthcoming holiday album Christmas Time Is Here – released on the Steinway & Sons Record label will be available to melt all the icy hearts in the land. 

Featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi and Luther Henderson, Christmas Time Is Here pays tribute to some of the most popular animated specials created for the holidays. Everyone loves the iconic brass quintet- they've been performing for over 40 years. "Bach's Bells," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Frosty the Snowman," and "O Tannenbaum" all find their place on this spectacular holiday collection. "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" features some masterful playing and singing from the members: this is one of THE most requested holiday pieces that they perform.  This collection of holiday favorites was arranged in part by Luther Henderson and former trumpeter for the Brass, Brandon Ridenour. 

Brandon Ridenour, who performed with the Brass for seven years, arranged the Guaraldi works and incorporated his knowledge of how the Canadian Brass performs best - with a pinch of humor and a heaping of virtuosity.  

These timeless classics are infused with jazz and lush harmonies, making this album the perfect accompaniment to holiday parties. It won't be hard to delve into the holiday season with this album as the soundtrack. Brass quintets are a staple of the holiday season, but the sheer musical ability that Canadian Brass brings to every piece is unparalleled, and you'll never hear the holiday classics done quite like this. 

Founding member Chuck Daellenbach says of the album, "This recording represents a collaborative artistic venture built around a single vision:  to create inspiring music for the holiday season…This is the best family venture, perfect for the holidays."

With a discography of over 100 albums and an extensive worldwide touring schedule, Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere. Whatever the style, the music is central and performed with utmost dedication, skill and excellence. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun. 

Millions of television viewers have had Canadian Brass come into their homes with appearances on The Tonight Show, Today and Entertainment Tonight and recently to more than 1/2 a billion viewers for Chinese New Year. They have appeared as guest artists on Evening at Pops with John Williams and the Boston Pops, Beverly Sills' Music Around the World, numerous PBS specials, including a celebrated appearance on Sesame Street, and are frequent guests of many major symphony orchestras. The Canadian Brass plays custom-made gold-plated instruments built by Conn-Selmer. Canadian Brass' Christmas Time Is Here will be released on October 29th, 2013.