The holiday season is just a few weeks away, and guitarist Steve Schenkel and singer Ashley Mason (pictured) are ready with a new Christmas-themed CD titled A Midnight Clear. The just-released CD features the duo's interpretations of 15 favorite seasonal songs, and you can check out two of the tracks for free on Schenkel's Web site.
Schenkel and Mason also have scheduled several live performances of the music from A Midnight Clear. On Sunday, November 9, they'll do a free in-store concert at 1:00 p.m. at Webster Records, accompanied by guitarist Dan Rubright and bassist Ric Vice.
On Thursday, December 4, they'll perform a free concert for the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University backed by Vice on bass and Carolbeth True on piano, and on Monday, December 15, they'll take the stage at Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium, once again backed by Rubright and Vice.