Guitarist Peter White is bringing a couple of special elves with him on theater tour. Trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Mindi Abair are loading up the musical sleigh as they prepare to embark on an 18-city U.S. concert journey kicking off in San Diego November 26.
White, Braun and Abair will deck the halls with jazzy versions of seasonal classics, a few original holiday songs and some of their best known hits.
The show promises enough fun, funk, jazz and pop to get meanest of Scrooges into the spirit.
White, who first made his mark as a teenager while playing with singer-songwriter Al Stewart, has recorded and/or toured with Basia, Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, Boney James, David Benoit, Gato Barbieri, Euge Groove, Craig Chaquico, and others.
On the concert stage, trumpet master Braun is a dynamic funkster who has recorded and toured behind collaborative duo and trio album projects with Boney James and Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown (BWB).
The energetic Abair shared the stage on White’s inaugural Christmas concert tour last year and she’s back for another trek.
In between holiday tours, she’s demonstrated her crossover appeal with an opening slot on tour this past summer with Josh Groban.
Before emerging as a solo artist, Abair toured with The Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Duran Duran and Jonathan Butler.