Sean Kelly Joins Toronto Festivities
Sean Kelly is will be joining Canadian Brass for their annual Holiday concert in Toronto on December 23, 2008 at Roy Thomson Hall. The Canadian Brass will be blowing up a storm – the hot trumpet virtuoso kind – in an evening of festive favourites, fine new repertoire and of course Chuck’s melting Frosty the Snowman.
The show kicks off at 8pm with special guest Juno Award-winning organist Eric Robertson, then Kelly performs in the hall entertaining the audience during intermission and returning later in the evening on stage with the Canadian Brass.
Christmas Guitar is the new classical-crossover CD featuring the artistry of Sean Kelly, performer known for his work with the rock band Crash Kelly. No stranger to the world stage, Kelly has supported artists such as Alice Cooper, Gilby Clarke, Joan Jett, The Black Crowes and Carole Pope. The 2007 release of his debut The No. 1 Classical Guitar Album garnered heavy radio play, impressive sales, and earned a lengthy stay on sales charts.
With a spirit of warmth and exuberance, the album is an eclectic yet traditional set of 15 fresh arrangements of Holiday Classics. Christmas Guitar via Opening Day and Universal Music blends Kelly’s nylon string guitar work with an intriguing mix of electric guitars and a coterie of harps, strings, and other Sounds of the Season.