Jazz Nativity 2015

A Recap and a little "White Christmas"!

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I don’t do this often. Sharing something that includes me SINGING is quite vulnerable!! However, our Jazz Nativity at our church was this weekend and it was amazing!! So, I just couldn’t help but share a little piece of it! I had one solo and a duet! I’m letting you hear the duet because the solo was loud and a tad cheesy and I was flat in three parts!!! haha So , Enjoy the duet because it was my favorite. It’s a classic and you can’t go wrong with a classic!

I sang with Chris Lucy and we took on Michael Buble’s “White Christmas” arrangement with Shaina Twain! This entire program is just extraordinary! Every year it gets better and better and I’m incredibly honored to play a part in such an amazing production. This was Jazz Nativity’s 8th anniversary and over 2,000 people attended. This has become a tradition for our families and close friends and so it was just the best weekend! We MAY have stayed up until 4am with friends Saturday night. :) We were subconsciously trying to re-live our college days. Good friends, good music and the Christmas season? It’s going to be hard to beat this past weekend’s festivities!! :)

Michael and I are so thankful to be a part of a church that dreams big and is full of such incredible talent! It’s really unreal how many musicians we have in our church family!! I not sure how long this will be live but here’s a stream of the last night if you want to see!

Here’s my duet with Chris! Enjoy! Ps. This is IPHONE QUALITY so don’t judge!! :)

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— Katelyn

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