Gracie Terzian is blessed with an angelic voice and fittingly so accompanies her singing with the plucking of a harp, more specifically, a harp ukulele (say what?). Her latest project, the Christmas EP Bells & White Branches, is simply stunning from start to finish, melding jazz and folk with hints of medieval minstrel music. The EP revisits six timeless Christmas favorites, including passionate renditions of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “The Christmas Song”, and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Terzian’s vocals are immaculate and luminescent, and the harp ukulele is a superb fit for the holiday season, subtle yet festive. Bells & White Branches is perfect for a snowy December night in front of a blazing fireplace or accompanied by a comforting cup of hot chocolate (don’t forget the mini marshmallows!). Watch the video for her take on Robert Wells and Mel Tormé’s “The Christmas Song” below, originally recorded by Nat King Cole, and stream the EP on your streaming platform of choice.
Watch the video for Gracie Terzian’s “The Christmas Song”
Bells & White Branches, the new Christmas EP by vocalist and harp ukulelist Gracie Terzian is out now via Aima Records.
Bells & White Branches Track List
1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
3. The Christmas Song
4. Silent Night
5. Coventry Carol
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.