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Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 7pm | The Redmoor (3187 Linwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208)

Have a Funky Christmas

This Christmas, Santa's got a brand new bag! Throughout his illustrious career, James Brown - the Godfather of Soul - recorded several holiday albums filled with funk, fun and yuletide cheer. Join the CCJO as it unveils all new arrangements of this music and other festive holiday favorites. It really is the most wonderful - and funky - time of the year.

  

* Join the band and wear your ugliest Christmas sweater! *

Opening Act: Joining us to open the show will be Walnut Hills High School Jazz Ensemble.

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Artist Profile: James Brown, singer and songwriter

Born in Barnwell, South Carolina, on May 3, 1933, into extreme poverty, James Brown worked his way to the top of the funk and R&B music earning the moniker "The Godfather of Soul." His unique vocal and musical style influenced many artists. Brown was also known for his turbulent personal life, as well as his social activism, both in his songwriting ("America is My Home," "Black and Proud") and advocating the benefits of education to schoolchildren.