“Such Sweet Thunder” is the swinging and creative debut of the Blair Big Band – the big band from Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Built on the tradition of classic big band jazz, “Such Sweet Thunder” offers a fresh look at some jazz standards and a peek at what the future of the music might be.


Vocalist, Reta Watkins presents a surefire perennial classic, with this hypnotic big band orchestration of holiday standards and original songs. Beautifully sung, and freshly arranged, That Christmas Feeling is a cheerful nod to popular seasonal favorites, including Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and the album’s single, the newly arranged Mary Did You Know.


Reta Watkins - Wonderful Christmastime OFFICIAL Music Video.

Reta Watkins - Mary Did You Know OFFICIAL Music Video.

Reta Watkins - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas preview.

Reta Watkins - Mary Did You Know preview.

Reta Watkins - Wonderful Christmastime preview.