With material as tried, true and in some cases worn smooth as Deanna Reuben tackles on Christmas Is Here, the focus quickly shifts to her own approach – and Reuben, a former classical and opera singer, delivers the goods.
Christmas Is Here features a slate of expected Yuletide chestnuts, from “Silent Night” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to “Silver Bells” and “The Christmas Song.” The revelations, however, come early and often – beginning with Reuben’s joy-filled, yet delectably measured delivery. Very much in the style of a June Christy, this Pennsylvania native interprets these songs in an approachably learned manner that will delight fans of both jazz and pop. She’s able to project a whisper of winking sensuality without damaging the setting’s wholesome atmosphere, no easy thing.
Deanna Reuben, Wyomissing, Pa., who is releasing her fourth CD, the Christmas album, “Christmas Is Here,” will perform selections from her new album and other standards in live concerts at Alvernia University, Reading, Pa., on Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. and at the World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, on Sun., Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
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