Swing Into Christmas
This holiday season, Swing into Christmas with the Peters Drury Quartet! Originally from the Yukon in Northern Canada, this jazz foursome knows all about the long cold nights of winter and the magic of a snowbound Christmas. For their first seasonal recording, the Quartet has mined those memories of Christmases past, pulled out their favorite carols, and given them a fresh 'PDQ' spin. From their salsa rendition of Little Toy Trains to the surprising 4 part harmonies in The First Noel (even the drummer is in on the vocals!), this warm-hearted album maintains a down-home feel while keeping the group's trademark energy level up! Dubbed 'a jazz gem' by the Toronto Star, the Peters Drury Quartet (PDQ) combines a powerful vocal duo with exceptional accompaniment on piano, bass, and drums. Their sound is comparable to a big band in miniature - swing with compact instrumentation - and the energy and exuberance of this critically acclaimed group on stage is infectious. PDQ continues to win over audiences to their fresh and innovative approach to vocal jazz. The Peters Drury Quartet is Graeme Peters, drums, Caroline Drury, vocals, with Luis Giraldo, piano and vocals and Rick Kilburn, bass... Graeme Peters is a first class jazz drummer, and adds the element of humour to his outstanding musicianship. Caroline Drury is a lyrical singer with amazing range, able to draw the listener in to each melodic story she tells. Originally from Columbia, Luis Giraldo adds a latin flavour to the group along with his commanding control of the keyboards. Bassist Rick Kilburn brings a wealth of skill, performing experience (with many jazz greats), and musicianship to his playing.