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Heidi Tann is a singer who was born and raised in the Philippines. She found she had the gift of entertaining people at an early age and gradually developed her talents as a vocalist and performer. As she musically found her feet, she honed in on the genres she loved the most and which has formed her signature sound; smooth and pop jazz, RnB and bossa nova, with Latin jazz thrown into the mix. At 22, after graduating, began performing in Asia, including Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Guam. Proving very popular, her FilAm roots give her an authentic yet exotic vibe that captivates audiences wherever she goes.
This song, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, is a cover of the popular classic I’ll Be Home For Christmas. It was first made famous by Bing Crosby in 1943, becoming hugely popular with soldiers longing to return home. This version is a gorgeous sounding smooth jazz approach to this timeless track. Opening with a jazzy intro, Heidi’s warm and vibrant vocals captivate from the very start. A steady beat and warm, deep bass provide the bedrock for a versatile vocal performance from Heidi on the verses.
Piano, synth strings and subtle rhythm guitar fill out the sound along with timely bursts of brass. It builds up to a glorious interplay between saxophone and brass after the second refrain. The arrangement becomes even more impressive with swirls of rich synth leading up to a modulation which finishes the song on a euphoric high.
Overall, this is a fantastic version of a Christmas classic featuring a first rate vocal performance by Heidi Tann. Her charismatic voice is backed by superb musicianship and high end production,
resulting in a modern yet authentic rendition of an evergreen Yuletide song that still means so much to so many.
Available for downloads this December 4, 2020.
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