Pianist John Beasley Releases New Holiday Album “Holidaze” | LISTEN!

Twelve-Time GRAMMY Nominee and Grammy Award-Winner John Beasley Releases his First
Christmas Album Holidaze

Featuring Drummer Christian Euman, Bassist Edwin Livingston and Pianist/Arranger John Beasley

Available Now on Digital Platforms

Holidaze, John Beasley‘s first Christmas album, is a joyous collection and reimagination of timeless Christmas songs. Beasley’s signature sound can be heard in these fresh arrangements where he imbues an ecstatic sense of fun, lush, humor and groove.

Beasley met drummer Christian Euman when he did master classes at the Hancock Jazz Institute and was impressed with his creative spontaneity. Over the years, Beasley has been playing with first-call Los Angeles bassist Edwin Livingston because of his big sound and swinging groove.

“I have been wanting to go into a recording studio with a trio and just press play and record –trusting in musicianship, creativity, and camaraderie,” says Beasley. Holidaze trio evokes records made in the ’50s/’60s when iconic musicians recorded albums in one day before multi-track. “Musicians of that era did not stress over so-called blemishes, but really let the music speak for itself and reflect being in the moment.”

Beasley had Christmas songs in the vault which he had wrote for Chaka Khan when she asked him to arrange Silent Night and Away in the Manger, but the record was never released. Though, Al Jarreau did record a slightly different version of Silent Night on a GRP Christmas record.

Holidaze Song List:
“It was fun to decide what additional songs to include in this Christmas album.

I chose I’ll Be Home for Christmas as a tease to my wife who was away at Christmas in Kenya last year working for Doctors Without Borders. She’s coming home this Christmas.

I love Duke Ellington’s version of the Nutcracker so I wanted to play with Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

I wanted a jazz waltz so Greensleeves fit that wish.

Every Christmas album has to have Deck the Halls.

I arranged Auld Lang Syne for the TV series Bosch and thought it was a perfect closing song as we count down the 12 Days of Christmas to the New Year.

And, Silent Night and Away in the Manger pulls my heartstrings.”

Photo Credit: Raj Naik

John Beasley · Holidaze
Digital Release Date: November 3, 2022
For more information on John Beasley, please visit:

DL Media

MORE News on T.U.M.S.!

Gospel Quartet The Patricks to Release New Project “Legacy” on June 7th, 2024 | LISTEN!
Trumpeter Kamasi Washington to Release New Album "Fearless Movement" on May 3rd, 2024 | WATCH NEW VI...
Jazz Supergroup Something Else! feat. Vincent Herring to Release New Project "Soul Jazz" on June 14t...
South African Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini to Release New Project "uNomkhubulwane" on June 7th, 2024 |...
Gospel Singer Maurette Brown Clark Releases New Single "I See Good" | WATCH OFFICIAL VIDEO!
Afropop Singer Adeoluwa Releases New Single "Jeje" | LISTEN! New EP "For The Fourth" Arrives April 1...
Bass Legend Avery Sharpe & Double Quartet to Release New Album "I Am My Neighbors Keeper" on June 14...
Jazz Legends Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin to Release New Album "Brasil" on May 31st, 2024 | LISTEN!
Saxophonist Duane Parham Releases New Single "Your Precious Love" feat. Tammy (Trele) Davis | WATCH ...
Gospel Legend Bebe Winans to Deliver New Single “Father In Heaven (Right Now)" feat/Gerald Albright ...
Trumpeter Etienne Charles to Release New Project "Creole Orchestra" on June 14th, 2024 | WATCH NEW E...
Producer Eric "EWill" Williams Unveils Collaboration w/K-Ci & Coko in New Single "Crazy For Your Lov...
Flutist Lori Bell to Release Tribute Album "Recorda Me: Remembering Joe Henderson" on April 19th, 20...
Gospel Singer Eddie Ruth Bradford Releases New Single "He Knows How Much We Can Bear" | LISTEN!
Bassoonist Joy Guidry Releases New Single "I Will Always Miss You" | LISTEN! New Album "Amen" Coming...
NPG Records And Paisley Park Enterprises Release Rare Prince B-Side “United States Of Division” | LI...
Saxophonist Kirk Whalum to Release New Album "Epic Cool" on May 17th, 2024 | LISTEN to New Single “B...
Producer/Keyboardist Chris "Big Dog" Davis to Release New Album "After The Storm" on April 5th, 2024...
Saxophonist Randy Scott to Release New Project "Oasis" on April 19th, 2024 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
R&B Artist Shalli Releases New Single "Freezing" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Singer Lisa Bellamy Releases New Single "JOY" Feat. Cody Norris and Austin Carr | LISTEN!
Multi-Faceted Music Master Kevin Toney Passes From Cancer at 70
Gospel Artist Deloin Scotton Releases New Single "Mercy Said No" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Jazz Ensemble Spontaneous Groovin’ Combustion Releases New Track “Spontaneity” | LISTEN!
R&B/Soul Songstress Syleena Johnson Releases New Single "Black Balloon" feat. Syl Johnson | WATCH NE...
The City of Philadelphia Honoring Frankie Beverly With Street Renaming Ceremony In May
Ghost-Note Releases New Single “Grandma’s Curtains” feat. Eric Gales | LISTEN!
Blues Singer Tee Dee Young Releases New Single "Love Me No More" | LISTEN!
R&B Singer Tony Walk to Release New Single "Tell Me You Want It" on April 5th, 2024 | LISTEN!
Mariah Carey Receives SoundExchange Hall of Fame Award
Gospel Singer Hezekiah Walker Set to Break Ground on East Brooklyn Affordable Housing Development
Music Legend Maurice White’s Final Recordings "Manifestation" Coming May 3rd, 2024 | WATCH NEW TRAIL...
Kevin Flournoy and Amanda Cole to Release New Track “To The Water” on April 5th, 2024 | WATCH NEW VI...
Jazz/Funk Bassist Christian de Mesones to Release New Album “You Only Live Twice” on April 12th, 202...
The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation to Release New Live Project "Jamalot" on May 24th, 2024 | WATCH NEW VI...
Percussionist Eric Frazier to Release New Project "That Place, Featuring Return of The Panther Woman...
Gospel Singer Keri Fraser to Release New Single "You Are Holy" on March 29th, 2024 | LISTEN!
Nigel Hall & DJ Harrison to Release Tribute Album "The Burning Bush: A Journey Through the Music of ...
Sierra Green & The Giants Releases New Single "Break in the Road" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley Releases New Album "Unstoppable" | LISTEN! Announces New Tour Dates for 2...