It’s that time of year again: drink some cider, hang some mistletoe (and get some action!), and then listen to the Columbia Basin Jazz Orchestra play big band versions of all your holiday favorites! The CBJO’s annuual “Big Band Christmas” concert is this Saturday, December 19th, at 7:30 PM at the Hanford HS Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Usually this concert is held in a different venue. We’re excited to hold it at Hanford this time, as they have the nicest theater facilities in the region after a recent remodel. It’s a beautiful venue, and we hope everyone likes it and the sound is good. (I know during rehearsal last night, I felt like I was hittin’ pretty heavy, and they kept asking for more drums…it was a first for me, to say the least!) 😀

For those of you who are out of town or are one of my friends from the other side of Planet Earth (ha!), I will be recording the show and posting some songs up to YouTube in the coming week. I also have footage from another big band concert a few weeks ago that has some great tunes, and is filmed in dual camera mode for your viewing pleasure. I’ll try and get those up ASAP.