"O Holy Night!" as a Samba -- New Christmas Single from Duo "AS IS" (Stacey & Alan Schulman)

For decades, the Christmas Classic "O Holy Night" has been a staple of nearly every Holiday playlist. From its origin as a semi-sacred and traditional Christmas Carol, AS IS, the American Duo of Jazz Guitarist Alan Schulman & Vocalist Stacey Schulman have reimagined this iconic Christmas favorite into a bouncing samba-esque arrangement that's bound to have you up on your feet and swaying to the beat.

The single, to be released December 3rd, was arranged by the Duo AS IS and produced by former GRAMMY trustee and nominee James McKinney of Infinite Icon Productions. The single features subtle scatting from jazz song stylist Stacey Schulman. Tasty fills are introduced by jazz guitarist Alan Schulman, while authentic accents are provided by the rhythm section of native Brazilian brothers Bassist Leonardo Lucini and drummer/percussionist Alejandro Lucini.

The track was recorded at Blue House Studios in Silver Spring, Maryland, where it was engineered by Jeff Gruber and mixed by Grammy-winning sound engineer Scott Jacoby of Eusonia Studios in NYC. The single is the first release from the Billboard Charting Duo AS IS since their sophomore release "Here's to Life" (Night Night the Elephant productions) in 2018.


O Holy Night by As Is

Release Date: 12/3/21

Run time: 3:07


Alan Schulman - Lead Guitar & Rhythm Guitar

Stacey Schulman Lead Vocals

Alejandro Lucini Drums & Percussion

Leonardo Lucini Upright Bass

James McKinney Producer, Infinite Icon

Jeff Gruber Sound Engineer, Blue House Studios, Maryland

Scott Jacoby Mix Engineer, Eusonia Studios, NYC

Alex Guerink Mastering Engineer, the Netherlands

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