Merry Christmas from Rick Braun. The trumpeter and co-owner of the ARTizen Music record label has recorded a new version of a Christmas favorite, "O Tannenbaum,� which can be downloaded for free at www.artizenmusic.com. Braun says he�s offering the song to all the fans who have contributed to the success of the smooth jazz label, which was co-founded by saxophonist Richard Elliot.
Braun has plenty to be cheerful about. He's now spreading holiday cheer on the road, performing once again in the annual A Peter White Christmas tour with guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Mindi Abair.