Merci! Gracias! Vielen Dank! Mahalo! Domo arigato! Asante sana!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
As memories of a great Christmas season start to fade into the new year, I wanted to take a moment to thank a few people who make "A Kurt Bestor Christmas" possible:
A big thanks to the incredible band that keeps a great groove around me -
Guitar: Michael "Bishop Mullet" Dowdle
Drums: Eric "Mr. Chocolate" Valentine
Bass: Carlitos "El Picaro" del Puerto
Percussion: Todd "Snuffy" Sorenson
WW Specialist: Daron "Noodles" Bradford
I also couldn't ask for a more professional orchestra around me, Bryan, Aaron, Candy, Nicole, Natalie, Meredith, Tess, Ben, et al. (Sorry I can't remember all who joined me this year. Will try and look it up.)
Musician contractor: Meredith Campbell
What a wonderful addition the Salt Lake Children's Choir was.
Choir director: Ralph Woodward Jr.
The show was enhanced by some very special appearances. Thanks to American Idol finalist and consummate gentleman Jason Castro for his great performance, new Utahn and Ukrainian flute player Pasha Gledhill, boy soprano Jacob Kennison, and my sweet daughter Erika Bestor. You all brought your A Game.
Thanks also to the people behind the scenes:
Kurt Bestor Management: Kevin Raleigh & Gavin McGuire Black Rock Entertainment
Show Manager: Jim Runge and asst. Anna Ray
Sound: Bob Abeyta & Bret Morgan Performance Audio
Light Design: Gary Justeson Oasis Lightworks
Set Design: Eric Fielding
Merch Sales: Zach
Business Management: Leonard Business Management
Promoter: Broadway in Utah (Newspace Entertainment)
Lastly, a huge thanks to all those who parted with their hard-earned money to come attend my shows in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Rexburg, St. George, and Park City. It means so much to me that you would choose to spend your time with me. I'll continue to put on the best show possible if you'll come and see me each year. All the very best in 2011. Cyu next year! ~ Kurt