Los Angeles, CA – (December 1, 2020) – Singer/songwriter/pop star Olivia Rox has released the music video to her original holiday song, “It’s Christmastime,” featuring world-renowned jazz artist Warren Hill on saxophone, who just so happens to be her father. The Christmas single was released on November 2 via her label Songbird Records and quickly jumped to #15 on the MediaBase Holiday Music chart. It really does feel like Christmastime when you listen to Olivia Rox’s new single, complete with her silky voice, sleigh bells and gospel choir. This magical song, penned by Rox herself, is quickly becoming a holiday classic.
The music video takes us behind the scenes of recording the song “It’s Christmastime” in the studio, interspersed with live footage from Olivia’s Live from Cancun concert, featuring Warren Hill on saxophone. The video is directed by Tamara Van Cleef and was filmed pre-pandemic.
The inspiration for “It’s Christmastime” came from Olivia’s special childhood memories of spending time with her family during the holidays in Boulder, Colorado. She explains, “This song is all about the joy of Christmas and favorite Christmas memories; baking cookies, cuddling up in a cozy blanket by the fireplace and watching “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and even that indescribable feeling of waking up to see the world blanketed in white on a snowy day.” Olivia adds, “during these tough times in the pandemic, we all more than ever before need the feeling of Christmas. A somehow magically uniting force that brings us all together, even when we’re apart. I hope that my song helps bring that magic to your home this Christmas season.
Legendary jazz recording artist Warren Hill, continually dubbed as one of the best saxophonists in the world, is also an entrepreneur and creator of an array of companies, including music festivals, and musical instruments. It began when he created Warren Hill’s Smooth Jazz Cruise – the first of its kind, in 2002, which paved the way for the now ubiquitous array of travel/music festival events throughout all genres of music. Hill’s companies currently own and operate 9 yearly music festivals in Cancun, Los Cabos and Punta Cana. Hill was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. A distinguished alumni graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, signed right out of college, and debuted on RCA records where his first album shot to the top of the contemporary jazz charts, landing him the opening spot on Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable” 40 city US tour. With a prominent and impressive career thus far, including thirteen CD’s, millions of sales worldwide, numerous number 1 records, singles, SESAC awards, a Juno nomination and touring in over 25 countries. Hill also broke barriers with collaborations that garnered simultaneous top chart positions in multi-genres: Pop, Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz. 2021 commences the 30th year of Hill’s career and he is currently in the studio recording a special new project for his fans to honor the milestone. Warren, along with Tamara Van Cleef-Hill (his wife of 24 years), and their daughter Olivia, work together in support of each other’s careers, with Tamara running their record label Songbird Records, and Olivia (professionally known as Olivia Rox) on her way to Pop Stardom with 4 singles from her debut CD PopRox entering the Top 40 Charts.
Olivia Rox is a 21-year-old All-American pop dream. Her self-written and composed debut album, POPROX, features chart-topping pop singles, “It Girl”, “Galileo” and “Shooting Star” The album showcases the vocal powerhouse, as she flirts with undertones of rock, soulful jazz, and a whistle tone with her 4+ octave range, as well as showcasing her talents on guitar and piano.