Sophisticated, dazzling, humorous, and packed with virtuosity, Linda and Dave's
Jazz Christmas Concert engages and delights audiences of all ages. Their charming chemistry
and performing expertise delivers a smooth sleigh ride through original material and familiar,
beloved Christmas repertoire. Their fresh jazz arrangements will keep dancing in your head
long after the last encore!
Leading parallel careers but only collaborating since 2011, Linda (vocalist) and Dave (pianist) combine a formidable list of credits. Having worked individually as performers and writers with the likes of legendary icons Bryan Adams, kd lang, Anne Murray, Alanis Morissette, Paul Horn, Kelly Rowland, and Gary Fjellgaard, and having a Juno award and a Billboard #1 hit between them, they chose jazz as the genre to take their energy and talents in a new direction. Humorous to haunting, frenetic to fragile, Linda's exquisite and soaring vocals intertwine seamlessly with Dave's boisterous inventiveness on piano.
Backed by Brent Gubbels (bass) and Nino DiPasquale (drums) and joined by the humorous and talented performer Norman Foote, their music weaves a new and memorable spell to celebrate the most magical of seasons.
"Linda Kidder and Dave Pickell's Christmas show was a delight. Beautiful harmonies, combined with heartfelt lyrics and masterful instrumentation brought the true joy of Christmas to the Genesis Theatre." Steve Campbell - Genesis Theatre Manager
"Vancouver's Christmas season made even brighter when these two stars come together for an evening of jazz inspired classics." Voni Grindler - theatrical producer
"I felt like I could have been in New York City at this concert. That's how good these two are. The talent. The ease of performance. The choice of material. Linda is so at home on the stage. A wonderful hostess. Simple and soul filled. I don't think you will see better anywhere else." Susinn McFarlen - actor/playwright
Available for concert appearances beginning Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. For booking info call Dan Anderson 604-261-1189
...with piano wizard Dave Pickell, this album features many beautiful tunes including two originals we wrote together and a duet with the incomperable Norman Foote.
Christmastime is here
Don't Let Santa
In the bleak midwinter
Santa Claus is coming to town
Baby, it's cold outside
Oh holy Night
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
What Child is this
The Christmas Song