November 22, 2010

Charles Xavier CD Review Request and East and West Coast Tour Itinerary
A portion of the proceeds to benefit various charities during the 2010 Christmas Season

 Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your review consideration of Charles Xavier’s new CD, Xmas Vibe.  This link will allow you to download a complimentary copy of the Xmas Vibe CD: http://x.co/XmasVibeDL

The press release for Xmas Vibe, and Charles Xavier’s east and west coast tour itinerary follows below.  I hope you will consider reviewing the disc and making your readers aware of the fact that Charles Xavier is coming to your area in the very near future for a charity performance.  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Bread & Roses Charity (www.breadandroses.org) and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org).

About Charles Xavier:
Called a “Rara Avis” by the legendary Down Beat Magazine, Vibraphonist Charles Xavier will tour the east and west coasts during the 2010 Holiday Season, performing tracks from his lauded new Holiday Music CD, Xmas Vibe.

Called a “project deserving of a wider audience,” by JazzTimes.com, Xmas Vibe features eclectic and creative interpretations of many traditional and contemporary Christmas songs, such as of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (The War is Over)” and the classic “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.”

Defying convention, Xavier’s Xmas Vibe is captivatingly jazzy, New Age and trance-like with delicate vocals, guitar, piano, vibes, chimes and bells, and sampling and technology.  Enchanting, mystical, and abstract, Charles Xavier’s Xmas Vibe takes the listener on a creatively harmonious and melodious musical journey through a magical winter landscape of style and unusual flair.

Should you have any questions, if you’re interested in interviewing Charles or reviewing his performance, please feel free to contact me, as I would be happy to make arrangements for you. 

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Very Best Regards and Happy Holidays to You and Yours,

Christopher Buttner
President
email: chris@prthatrocks.com
tel: 415-233-7350


Charles Xavier – The XMan Cometh to Your Town This Xmas.
2010 Holiday Season Tour Itinerary

Washington, DC – December 2, 2010

Middletown, CT - December 4, 2010

New Bedford, Massachusetts - December 8 & 9, 2010

Los Angeles, California - December 12, 2010

Santa Barbara, California - December 13, 2010

San Francisco, California - December 17 & 18, 2010

Fairfax, California - December 19, 2010

Santa Cruz, California - December 21, 2010

Washington, DC - December 2, 2010
Venue: Twins Jazz Club
Headlining: Charles Xavier Xmas Vibe
Address: 1344 U Street, Top Floor, NW Washington DC 20009
Performance Day, Date & Times: Thursday, Dec 2, 2010, 8pm & 10pm
Cost: $10.00
Website: http://www.twinsjazz.com
Phone: 202-234-0072
Santa Barbara, California - December 13, 2010
Venue: SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
Performing with: Featured Artist Charles Xavier, with vocalist Eric Harrington, and guitarist Bill Wiseman
Address: 1221 State Street, #205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Performance Day & Time: Monday, Dec 13, 2010, 7:30-9:30pm
Cost:$10.00 cover
Website: http://www.sohosb.com
Phone: 805-962-7772
Middletown Connecticut - December 4, 2010
Venue: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center
Performing with: Charles Xavier Xmas Vibe, featuring vocalist Marcelle Gauvin
Address: 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT
Performance Day, Date & Time: Saturday, Dec 4, 2010 8-10pm
Cost: $10.00
Website: http://www.buttonwood.org
Phone: 860-347-4957
San Francisco, California - December 17, 2010
Venue: The Union Room: IDC Holiday Party 2010
Performing with: The Beautiful Losers and Amanda Abizaid
Address: 401 Mason Street San Francisco CA, 94102
Performance Day, Date & Time: Friday, Dec 17th, 2010, 8:30pm Cost: $10.00 per person
Website: http://www.theunionroom.com
Phone: 415.931.6021
New Bedford, Massachusetts - December 8, 2010
Venue: Airport Grille
Playing with: Charles Xavier Xmas Vibe, featuring vocalist Marcelle Gauvin and guitarist Felix Rentschler
Address: 1569 Airport Rd. New Bedford, MA 02745
Performance Day & Time: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, 7-10pm
Cost: FREE
Website: http://www.airportgrille.com
Phone: 508-994-7455  
San Francisco, California - December 18, 2010
Venue: Apple Store, San Francisco
Headlining: Charles Xavier Xmas Vibe
Address: One Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Performance Day, Date & Time: Saturday, Dec 18, 2010, at 2pm
Cost: FREE
Website: http://www.apple.com/retail/sanfrancisco
Phone: (415) 392-0202
New Bedford, Massachusetts - December 9, 2010
Venue: AHA Nights at the New Bedford Art Museum
Performing with: Featured Artist Charles Xavier, with vocalist Marcelle Gauvin, and guitarist Felix Rentschler
Address: 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Performance Day & Time: Thursday, Dec 9, 2010, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE
Website: http://www.ahanewbedford.org and http://www.newbedfordartmuseum.org
Phone: 508-961-3072
Fairfax, California - December 19, 2010
Venue: 19 Broadway
Performing with: Featured Artist Charles Xavier, with vocalist Tina Marie Murray, and guitarist Russell Golub
Address: 17 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, California 94930
Performance Day & Time: Sunday, Dec 19, 2010, 6-9pm
Cost: FREE
Website: http://www.19broadway.com
Los Angeles, California - December 12, 2010
Venue: 2nd Street Jazz
Performing with: Featured Artist Charles Xavier, with vocalist Eric Harrington, and guitarist Bill Wiseman
Address: 366 East 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Performance Day & Time: Sunday, Dec 12, 2010, 8-11pm
Cost: $10.00 (includes free drink ticket)
Website: http://www.2ndstjazz.com
Phone: 310-849-5938
Santa Cruz, California - December 21, 2010
Venue: Don Quixote's International Music Hall
Headlining: Charles Xavier Xmas Vibe featuring vocalist Tina Marie Murray and Guitarist Russell Golub
Address: 6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, CA 95018
Performance Day, Date & Time: Tuesday, Dec 21st, 7:30pm
Cost: $10.00
Website: http://www.donquixotesmusic.info
Phone: 831-603-2294

For Immediate Press Release
For more info, please contact:
Christopher Buttner, President
PRThatRocks.com
Tel: 415-233-7350
Email: Chris@prthatrocks.com


To Download the
"Charles Xavier Xmas Vibe Tour"
Press Release as a WORD Doc,
please click on this link.

Lauded by Down Beat Magazine, Charles Xavier, The XMan, Announces the Release of
Xmas Vibe
, His New Holiday Music CD
A portion of the proceeds to benefit various charities during the 2010 Christmas Season

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Xmas Vibe by Charles Xavier
Happy Note Records recording artist, Charles Xavier, aka: The XMan, is proud to announce the release of his new CD, Xmas Vibe, on October 20, 2010. 
Charles Xavier has been called many things, including a “Rara Avis” – a rare and unique person or thing - by the legendary Down Beat Magazine

November 22, 2010 – San Francisco, CA – Happy Note Records recording artist, Charles Xavier, aka: The XMan, is proud to announce the release of his new CD, Xmas Vibe, on October 20, 2010.  Xmas Vibe is an enchanting, avant-garde, mystical, eclectic and original approach to festive, traditional and contemporary Christmas classics, with the inclusion of one Xavier-original song, performed on vibraphone and electric guitar with vocal accompaniment. 

Charles Xavier has been called many things, including a “Rara Avis” – a rare and unique person or thing - by the legendary Down Beat Magazine.  Therefore, it’s not unusual that this “true music Polymath,” according to The Mondo Project’s Mark Saleski, is releasing Xmas Vibe in stereo and 5.1 surround sound, possibly the only Holiday music offering available in the latter format.  Xavier describes Xmas Vibe as “a World Music-meets George Winston and Gary Burton-influenced soundscape of Holiday favorites with a blend of innovative and unusual Rock, Soul, Funk and New Age styles that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.”

With a production and compositional skill clearly influenced by Frank Zappa, Xavier’s highest praise comes from TheCelebrityCafe.com’s Michael Mardings in reviewing his previous CD The XMan Cometh – Expect the Unexpected.  Mardings states, “The XMan is an audio chef mixing ingredients in a CD bowl.” 

Two tracks on the primarily all-instrumental Xmas Vibe, Christmas Day Is Almost Here, which is the CD’s original opening number and is being released as the single, and Christmas Time is Here, the Vince Guaraldi classic – best known from A Charlie Brown Christmas - both feature the Jazz-infused vocals of San Francisco-based singer/actress Tina Marie Murray.  Xavier offers up Tom Waits-tinged lead vocals on the classic,
O Christmas Tree.

Philanthropy will play a big role in the release of Xmas Vibe and future Holiday season performances Xavier is planning for November and December 2010 throughout California and from New England to Washington DC.  A portion of the proceeds from the Xmas Vibe CD, downloads and ticket sales will benefit the Bread & Roses Charity (www.breadandroses.org) and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org).  In addition, Xavier’s tour dates will also include daytime charity performances at senior and youth centers featuring Xavier on solo vibraphone with pre-recorded accompaniment.  Evening live performances will feature Xavier on vibraphone with electric guitar accompaniment, with the addition of special guest vocalists and percussionists in select markets.

Xavier concludes, “Through my music and performances, I hope to encourage others to get involved in their communities to help others rise up to their potential.”

To arrange interviews or request a copy of Xmas Vibe for review, please contact Christopher Buttner at 415-233-7350 or email: chris@prthatrocks.com

For radio enquiries please contact Happy Note Records at telephone: 415-602-2932 or via email at info@happynoterecords.com

For US distribution enquiries, please contact Steffen Franz or Ben Lang at Independent Distribution Collective, telephone: 415-292-7007 or via e-mail at sales@independentdistro.com

 

 


For more info, please contact Christopher Buttner, contact info above.  

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