Clazzy, who lives with Cring in Hendersonville, Tenn., describes the one-hour show as “a pop-minded production with the spirit of classical music and the soul of jazz.”
After 15 years of performing together, Clazzy and Cring have composed a Christmas album titled “Have Yourself a Clazzy Little Christmas,” and shared their performances of narration and music in almost 700 churches nationwide.
The Broadway-style concert will feature the music of the season, with Cring on the piano and Clazzy playing a Yamaha WX-5 wind machine, which can produce more than 250 types of instrument sounds, Clazzy said.
“(It) gives us the ability to be a full orchestra on stage,” Clazzy said, noting that it can produce sounds that replicate those of the bassoon, trombone, violin and flute, among many others.
The duo will perform “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” with voice and oboe, and “Silent Night” on acoustic guitar, among several other original songs and tales Cring created.
The performance will also include readings from two of Crings’s books — “Mr. Kringle’s Tales … 26 stories ’til Christmas” and “I’M … the legend of the son of man.” The books, CD, and “Wonderful,” a full-length feature film, will all be available for sale at the concert.
“The show is a complete intertwining of music and storytelling,” Clazzy said, adding that the show appeals to both children and adults with its all-encompassing Christmas theme. “We don’t make any apologies about being super fans of Christmas. What were trying to do is encourage people to be completely joyful at Christmastime.”
For more information about the performance, visit www.waleskaumc.org.