The Jimmy Stewart Orchestra — featuring James Stewart ’83, and his wife Samantha ’88 — have released their new Christmas single, “There’s Nothing Like Christmas,” just in time for the holiday season. And a portion of the proceeds go to the Connecticut Humane Society!
This neo-swing song blends the likes of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble, and Harry Connick Jr., and features 13 swinging musicians, two great vocalists (Ron Drago and Amanda Carr), and a group of kid singers.
Some of the better-known musicians who contributed to this recording are Joshua Levy, arranger (pianist/arranger for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy); Roger Ingram, lead trumpet (formerly with Harry Connick Jr., Ray Charles, Tom Jones, and Maynard Ferguson); and Bill Holloman, tenor sax (who has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Elton John, and Les Paul). Jim plays trumpet and that’s Samantha on alto sax.