Tulsa-based Jazz Saxophonist Grady Nichols is headlining a Christmas concert featuring Andy Chrisman of 4Him and tenor Kelly Ford. With a string section, horns and a jazz choir, a total of 40 singers and musicians will be in the show.
Nichols, Chrisman and Ford have released 20 CDs between them. Each has performed in concert all over America, from coast to coast, and performed on national TV, but this is their first ever live and in person concert together.
The show will feature the music of Grady Nichols’ Christmas CD, Falling In Love With Christmas, and other seasonal favorites and is set for 7 p.m. December 18, at the Broken Arrow PAC. Special Christmas stage effects are being designed and the PAC will be fully decorated for the holidays. Tickets are on sale online at www.fallinginlovewithchristmas.com.
Nichols has released six CDs nationally with Falling In Love With Christmas hitting number two on the Jazz Holiday charts.
After touring internationally with 4Him for 15 years, recording 11 CDs and scoring 24 number one singles, Chrisman went solo. He now hosts a weekly national radio show, Worship with Andy Chrisman, which is heard on 180 radio stations in the United States, 11 in Canada, and 3 national networks in Europe. It reaches just over 6 million listeners each week and is heard locally on KXOJ-FM, 94.1 every Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. He is also worship pastor at Tulsa’s Church On The Move.
As a soloist, Ford has sung in churches and corporate meetings all over America and he also performed a stint with Voices of Liberty at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center. He has opened for many dignitaries including President George H W Bush, President George W Bush, Colin Powell, Lee Iacocca, Paul Harvey, Charlton Heston and others.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit ALS Patient Services Outreach (APSO), an Oklahoma based non-profit working with ALS Patients and their families.