The 200 guests at PRTM enjoyed fresh cocktails, gourmet dining and unmatched views of picturesque Boston from the 33rd floor of 60 State Street. Adding atmosphere to the holiday gathering,
I mixed standards and jazz interpretations of seasonal classics. The cocktail hour was held on the room’s upper level. Fun pop records like Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock were followed by Dave Koz (sax, December..),
George Winston (piano, December),
Vince Guaraldi (piano & combo, Charlie Brown Christmas) ,
David Benoit (piano & combo, Remembering…) ,
Kenny G (sax, Holiday…),
Liona Boyd (acoustic guitar/flute, Dreams)
Billy McLaughlin (acoustic guitar, Simple Gifts) and
Trio West (jazz combo, Plays Holidays).
A cappella treats like the group “Straight No Chaser” (the 10-man a cappella sensation, Holiday Spirits) were matched with timeless versions like Andy Williams, Mitch Miller’s chorale, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Johnny Mathis.
…. and that was just the cocktail hour and dinner…
..and then there was dancing (part two, next).
The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston http://www.stateroom.com/