A White Christmas
Never underestimate the power of smooth jazz. Once considered a genre solely for the yuppie quotient, this style has taken off. Perhaps the proliferation of George Bush’s war propaganda or our current state of affairs has sent tens of thousands yearning for something to mellow their psyches. Whatever the reason, ticket and record sales for smooth jazz continue to grow. Peter White, whose solo catalogue spans back to 1990, has embarked on his fourth annual Christmas tour. He’ll play his own decidedly un-rough material in addition to holiday favorites. Rick Braun and Mindi Abair are along for the ride that makes a stop on Wednesday, December 21, at the Radisson Hotel’s Guzzetta Grand Ballroom, located at 500 Leisure Lane. Tickets are $49 and the all-ages affair starts at 7:30 p.m. I can smell the cologne and the freshly pressed Izod shirts from here.