A Swinging Christmas Playlist

Christmas is fast approaching and most are working hard to wrap things up and complete the present list in time, before heading off to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends. Therefore, to get you in the Christmas spirit a little sooner and provide you with a seasonal soundtrack to calm the mayhem, we’re sharing a festive, but sophisticated curated playlist.

In my opinion, there are two types of Christmas song: the classic carols and pop songs, fun, but a bit sickly sweet and mildly cheesy and then those timeless jazz tunes that remind you of your favourite Christmas movies or moments, often based in festively themed London or New York with snow flurries surrounding. As the HdK web developer and resident jazz musician, I’ve gone for the latter option and curated you a playlist of only the best.

You know that swinging Dixieland big band style fronted by the raspy, yet powerful voice of Louis Armstrong or the sound of a laid-back walking bass line, swinging percussion and bellowing improvisation on alto sax, accompanied by delicate and complementing Piano. Well, some of it’s like that. Oh, and of course we’ve included some Charlie Parker.

Listen below on either Apple Music or Spotify.

Hope you enjoy this and let us know if there is anything you think I missed out on.

Merry Christmas,

Jamie