Alex Bird shares memories of Thanksgiving with his new holiday single and video The Sweetest Moments — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Thanksgiving is one of the sweetest holidays, which is why we couldn’t believe it didn’t have a song,” says the Juno-nominated jazz singer and songwriter. “When we set out to write a Thanksgiving song, we thought about the sounds, the sights, the smells, the faces, the turkey and really tried to encapsulate that in a tune.”
Written and performed by Bird, Ewen Farncombe and The Jazz Mavericks, the track captures that fall, Thanksgiving feeling, where the air is crisp, and you can almost hear the laughter of your favourite people around the table and smell the turkey roasting.
Bird has been on the Canadian jazz scene for nearly four years, earning his first Juno nomination in 2022 for his sophomore album You Are the Light And The Way. His soft swinging voice and tremendous songwriting talent are pushing the boundaries of jazz and bringing it into the modern era. Bird and The Jazz Mavericks hope this new song reaches Canadians of all ages and inspires them to gather with loved ones and celebrate.