A Hubby Christmas Playlist

Christmas has arrived at Hub Towers – so, as we slowly wind down for the year, here’s a festival playlist celebrating jazz, folk, alternative and the just plain weird!

Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at the Lincoln Centre Orchestra – Jingle Bells
You can’t get more festive than Wynton in a santa hat.

Sufjan Stevens – Come on! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance
With 10 Christmas albums and counting, it’s fair to say Sufjan knows how to do Christmas (and yeah, we know the sound’s ropey on this video, but just look at him!)

Twelve Days of Christmas – Field Music, the Futureheads, Kathryn Williams and more
Fab version of 12 days featuring pretty much every North East based musician going!

Kate Rusby – Yorkshire Merry Christmas
Kate’s got a  new Christmas album out – this is my favourite for obvious reasons…

Duke Ellington – Sugar Rum Cherry
More jazz loveliness from the Lincoln Centre JO – this time covering Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite

Shone Knife – Space Christmas
Noise pop take on festivities from everyone’s favourite Japanese girl trio

Bella Hardy – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I think we’d all like Bella and her band singing in our sitting room this Christmas

Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmas
Gruff keeping it real on his surprise 2011 ep, Atheist Christmas

Modern Jazz Quartet – England’s Carol
Recorded in 1956, still sounding awesome.

Here’s the full playlist – enjoy!