Pianist plays 8 Christmas songs in 6 styles in ONE MINUTE - and nails it

8 December 2017, 10:29

Christmas music is all about the fuzzy feeling of cosy fires, sleigh bells and unwavering tradition. But this guy decided to scrap the tradition and switch things up a notch.

Pianist Jonny May managed to create an epic medley of eight Christmas songs arranged in six different musical styles, all in the space of one minute. Here are all the songs and styles:

  1. Jingle Bells – Ragtime
  2. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire – Latin Samba
  3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Big Band
  4. Winter Wonderland – Stride
  5. O Christmas Tree – Jazz
  6. Silent Night – New Orleans Rumba
  7. Let it Snow – Stride
  8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Ragtime

It’s an absolute cracker (geddit) of an effort, and we’re pretty sure his hands must have been falling off by the end.

Jonny is all about the reinventions of traditional tunes – check out his jazz piano arrangement of ‘Happy Birthday’:

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