"Christmas" has been nominated for consideration in the 56th Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Professor of Music Jon Metzger is a part of a recording, “Christmas,” with Neena Freelon and the John Brown Big Band that has been nominated for consideration for the 56th Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Metzger conducted the recording sessions for the album.
Dozens of musicians, arrangers, and technicians collaborated on this project, including:
Executive Producer: Neena Freelon
Producer: John Brown
Production Assistant: Cindy Campbell
Record Label: Brown Boulevard Records
Voice: Neena Freelon
Bass and Voice: John Brown
Saxophones: Vaughn Ambrose, James Gates, Brian Miller, Shaena Ryan, and Greg Tardy
Trombones: Mitch Butler, Andy Kleindienst, Ronald Westray, and Joshua Vincent
Trumpets: LeRoy Barley, Art Barnes, Derrick Gardner, Jay Meachum, and Benjy Springs
Piano: Brandon McCune and Miki Hayama
Guitar: Scott Sawyer
Drums: Adonis Rose
Percussion: Beverly Botsford
Conductor: Jon Metzger
Arrangers: Dan Cavanagh, Gabriel Evens, Derrick Gardner, Eric Hirsch, Frank Foster, Jay Meachum, and Gerald Shynett
Lead Engineer: John Plymale
2nd Engineer: Jason Richmond
Recorded at Fidelitorium Studios, Kernersville, N.C. (Mitch Easter)
Mixed by John Plymale at Overdub Lane, Durham, N.C.
Mastered by Brent Lambert at Kitchen Mastering, Carrboro, N.C.