New York based singer, songwriter and performer Rebecca Angel spins a sultry jazz twist on “Santa Baby,” a playful yet sophisticated Christmas perennial first recorded by Eartha Kitt in 1953.
Produced by Jason Miles, who adds retro and bluesy touches via electric piano and Hammond B-3, the track features musicians who have been on many of Rebecca’s previous recordings, including electric guitarist Jonah Prendergast, acoustic bassist Reggie Washington and drummer Brian Dunne. The tune begins with her sensual scatting paired with Washington’s warm, intimate bass line and later features a lush flugelhorn solo by Rebecca’s father, popular jazz recording artist Dennis Angel.
Rebecca’s holiday-themed track provides a fresh, lighthearted balance following a year which began with her making great impact on contemporary jazz radio stations with “Thoughts and Prayers,” her socially conscious recording. She followed that with her self-reflective, breezy and bossa nova flavored single “Summer Song.” The videos for those tracks collectively received thousands of views on YouTube.
A vocal jazz graduate from Ithaca College, Rebecca has been performing regularly since her mid-teens at venues like the Watercolor Cafe in Larchmont, NY – My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY and NYC hotspots Pangea, Iridium The Metropolitan Ram & The Cutting Room.
Rebecca released her critically acclaimed debut EP “What We Had” in 2018.