'Joy to the World' with Bob Thompson Around West Virginia

Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson and his band present their annual concert Joy to the World in three West Virginia cities this week. 

“You have to be very careful when you’re dealing with Christmas music because this is music that belongs to everybody and people know this music.  It’s special to them. So you can’t take it too far away from what it is. You still want to evoke those memories of the holidays with people so you can’t get too far outside.  But at the same time we try to put our own stamp on it.”

Bob Thompson and his band perform "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Joy to the World, Thompson and his band’s annual Christmas gift to jazz lovers will be presented in three cities beginning tonight at the Culture Center in Charleston, Friday night at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins and Saturday night at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown.