British transplant Welch, now based in Northeast Ohio, will be joined by her regular pianist Rock Wehrmann, plus bassist Bryan Thomas and drummer Chris Baker, for a show of both traditional and fun Christmas favorites, including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Let It Snow.” It’s sure to be leavened by Welch’s cheeky humor.
Rudman’s press release tempts classic pop-tune fans: “We do ‘A Jazz Christmas Carol’ — Jerome Kern’s title for his 1917 ragtime version of ‘God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.’ We perform a holiday song that George Gershwin composed at the age of 21. And it turns out that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote a Christmas song in 1952 — and even Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim wrote one seven years later."
Nighttown is at 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights; 216-795-0531. Tickets are $20 for each evening. — Anastasia Pantsios
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