Dec. 18: Clairdee at the Raven Theater

Jazz is about reinvention as much as improvisation, and the sassy and angelic-voiced Clairdee revamps tired old classic Christmas jingles, carrying them into the year 2011. Along with her San Francisco—based sextet, she brings the upbeat sounds of jazz and soul to the holiday season. Before she takes the stage at famed jazz club Yoshi’s, bring a blanket and cuddle up with some loved ones for the show, sponsored by the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Raven. 415 Center St., Healdsburg. 8pm. $5—$25. 707.522.0330.

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