James O'Donnell

Christmas in the D

Eastlawn #031

Trumpeter & vocalist James O'Donnell has traveled around much of the globe. He started in New York City then in Mexico City, eventually becoming a bandleader on cruise ships which took him to the Caribbean, the Alaskan Panhandle, both the French & the Italian Riviera's, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, Turkey, through Scandinavia to Russia as well as several trips crossing the Atlantic. He often backed guest artists including Freddy Cole.

He came home to start a family and has built a name for himself around town as a unique trumpet stylist as well as an engaging singer. As a family man, the holidays are always a big deal for him so putting this collection together was an obvious choice.

We hope you enjoy this collection of Holiday music as presented by James O'Donnell, a true Detroit original.


View Song List and Musicians

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. What Child is This
  3. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
  4. Winter Wonderland
  5. Christmas Time in New Orleans
  6. O Christmas Tree/O Tannenbaum
  7. Christmas Time in Detroit City
  • James O’Donnell, trumpet & vocal
  • Michael Zaporski, piano
  • John Barron, string bass
  • RJ Spangler, drums & congas (#1 & #2)
  • Jim Holden, tenor sax (#1 & #3)
  • Goode Wyche III baritone sax (#1 & #3)

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