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"A Very Special Christmas" distinguishes itself from the deluge of holiday music by taking a personal approach to season's greetings; it is basically a love letter wrapped with a bow." No Depression Online Magazine
"The track's laid-back melodies are relaxing yet upbeat as Greg Petito's deliciously tuneful guitar and Caceres' throbbing bass propel the rhythm section forward." JazzCorner.com
Jazz Crooner Anthony Caceres announced the release of a very special Yuletide tune for the Holidays. Inspired by such singers as Chet Baker, Johnny Hartman, Harry Connick Jr. and Jamie Cullum, Anthony unleashes his velvety and soulful vocals to delivers a smooth jazz original that cuts through the clutter of stereotypical holiday songs with a tune of romance and discovering love that could best be called a Valentine for Christmas. "A Very Special Christmas" is available online at major online outlets such as iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and Google Play Music.
Anthony comes from a family of jazz royalty. His grandfather Emilio Caceres was a major swing violinist who worked with Harry James and Jack Teagarden in addition to leading his own Latin orchestra, while his great uncle Ernie Caceres played solos on baritone sax and clarinet with the freewheeling groups of Eddie Condon and original Glenn Miller Orchestra. Right after college, Caceres had his own chance to follow his great uncle's footprints as a sideman for the Glenn Miller Orchestra for two years. Anthony would also tour with the off-Broadway musical production of Miss Saigon and performed with the Four Aces, Freddie Jones, Ed Soph, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Greg Abate and the late Carl Fontana.
But it is his dream of combining bass playing and singing that brought him to form his own group and record his debut six-song EP "Don't Call It Love" where he would first showcase his skills as a modern-day crooner. Having recently played as a sideman with pianist Pamela York and drummer Sebastian Whittaker, Anthony's trio with (with pianist Richard Saldivar & drummer Robert Aguliar) regularly performs at Eddie Vs, Kirby's Prime Steakhouse and other venues in the Houston area. He has also completed a new album titled "Crooner" set for release in 2017.
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