Editors Choice

Aubrey Logan does it again with Christmas song ” Blue Christmas “

Aubrey Michelle Logan is an American pop and jazz singer and trombone soloist. Logan won the Audience’s Choice Award and the Jury’s First Place Award at the 2009 Shure-Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, she was an American Idol contestant who won a golden ticket (pass to the finals), also in 2009. She is a featured artist for Postmodern Jukebox, and the Dave Koz band.

On occasion of new release Blue Christmas , Aubrey Logan shared her thoughts with Studio Carry On Harry about her music and making of her new release. Here are excerpts from some questions that were posted to her by Studio Editor Harry Johal.

Special thanks to MWO Management for the Audio Visual message that Studio received from Aubrey Logan.

Tell us about yourself ? Where you come from , your background ?
I was raised by two music educators in a suburb of Seattle, WA.
Which Music Genre Matches Your Personality? Why?
I’d like to think 1980’s Pop (think “Hey Mickey!”). But who knows? Maybe because it’s spunky and dramatic.
What draws you to your preferred genre?
I don’t think I have a preferred genre :). I fit in the jazz world, but that’s because my music, whether pop, R&B, or straight ahead jazz, always has an element of improvisation.
How do you find what does your audience want?
I try to glean feedback from the live shows. What are they saying at the meet-n-greet table? What do they comment online after the shows? What are they posting from the show to their socials? That kinda thing.
Tell us about your new release ?
Blue Christmas comes with two music videos. One is the vocal version. And the other is the instrumental trombone rendition. They can both be found on YouTube and of course, are downloadable/stream able/playable everywhere music is available.
Was anyone else involved in writing, recording or producing the songs ?
I do the writing and arranging of my songs, BUT I definitely work with superb engineers and producers to get the most authentic sound possible. I know nothing about engineering or audio! I’ve worked with Dale Becker, producer on my past two albums, and Sean Giddings, producer of Blue Christmas.
What has been most challenging aspect of your current releases?
Getting the word out is always the most challenging! And I don’t think that will ever change even if more people hear the music!
Of your own music, do you have a favorite? If so, can you pin down why it is your favorite?
Of the songs I’ve written, the one I like to perform the most is The Remembering Song. It was a painstaking process to write the simplest song. And it feels like a reward to sing it every time. I don’t find a situation or time in my life where I can’t relate to it.
Do you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it ?
We plan, but we try to be as flexible as possible!
Would you like to collaborate with anyone? If so who and why?
I would love to collaborate with some of my contemporaries, who happen to be my heroes, like Snarky Puppy or Vulfpeck!
Share some snippets of your work in progress!
I have just finished recording a full jazz record (finally) and I’ll be mixing, mastering, etc to release sometime in 2021!
Share some backstories to your song / album ?
For Blue Christmas, I wanted to release a Christmas single this year that wasn’t terribly uppy, overly happy, or jolly. 2020 was rough on people. I hoped to “read the room.” The lullaby-into-gospel arrangement of Blue Christmas was an idea I had last year for my Christmas tour, but I already had too many ballads in my show. So I tabled it. This year, it just felt appropriate.
What’s new in the recording of your music ?
Merry Christmas !
Any message for readers of this Interview ?
I am grateful for you and I want to stay in touch! If you’d follow me on social media, I’d love to get a message from you. Or just head to aubreylogan.com and sign up for emails so we can stay in touch about the future.

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