Hey daddy-o! If you're not content to simply have a merry Christmas, how 'bout having a jump jivin' one? A jump jivin' Christmas is when you celebrate the birth Jesus Christ by changing the lyrics to a yuletide classic such as Jingle Bells to say Oh what fun it is to ride in a 57 Chevorlet. The swing revival might have petered out in 1999, but don't tell it's flagship artist Brian Setzer that. Dude is still stayin' the course. Louis Prima is dead and so is Chet Atkins, and as long that continues to be the case, the former Stray Cats axe-manwho can wail with the best of emwill continue to lead his orchestra to the end of the earth. Since the release of 2005's Brian Setzer Orchestra Live: Christmas Extravaganza, Setzer has taken it upon himself to transform into the Jack Frost of jump guitar for the holiday season, to spread swingin' yuletide cheer to only the coolest cats. See for yourself.
Wed., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2009