Who would have ever thought you could make Chanukah tunes with swing? Well, that's exactly what Kenny Ellis has done with his Hanukkah Swings! release.
The CD offers 10 tracks including Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov, Ocho Kandelikas and Swingin' Dreidel.
A totally brilliant idea and if you close your eyes, you could imagine this was something from the big band era of the 1940s and 1950s, maybe even 'ol blue eyes lending his voice to the tunes.
Ellis' vocals are excellent, very rich and powerful.
Ellis' background is in Jewish education and he has been the master of ceremony for the L.A. Jewish Festival. As well as performing and teaching, he is also the cantor at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills.
He says of his swinging album: "The music on Hanukkah Swings! is part of what makes me who I am, and I hope everybody finds enjoyment, excitement, and love from the music. I'm proud not only that I have been able to share this music, but that we did it with class and originality."
So what are you waiting for, check out Kenny Ellis.
For more information: www.kennyellis.com