(Halifax, NS) Halifax Jazz Festival presents Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring Halifax jazz legend Jerry Granelli, and the Jerry Granelli Trio. Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Halifax Jazz Festival's 12th annual fundraiser for music education, takes place at 2 PM and 8 PM Sunday, December 6, at the Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School, Halifax.
Experience this beloved music with the musician who was a part of its inception! Esteemed jazz percussionist Jerry Granelli was a member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio when the band scored and performed the original recording of A Charlie Brown Christmas 50 years ago. The soundtrack featured the Guaraldi Trio's cutting edge contemporary jazz, which was unusual at the time for children's programming. Since the television special's debut in 1965, the music has gone on to become an iconic soundtrack for the holiday season.
Granelli is no stranger to the Halifax Jazz Festival audiences, and is one of three parts of the Jerry Granelli Trio, which also includes Calgary's Simon Fisk on bass, and Vancouver's Chris Gestrin on piano. For this special performance, the Jerry Granelli Trio is joined by HRM's Vivace Children's Choir. This year will likely be the last year Jerry Granelli and Halifax Jazz Festival will present this show.
The Halifax Jazz Festival extends a warm welcome to families to share in the festivities. During the 2 PM matinee performance, one child (12 and under) may accompany an adult for free. All tickets are on sale and can be purchased by the festival's official provider etixnow.com or through halifaxjazzfestival.ca
Since 1987 the Halifax Jazz Festival, presented by the non-profit organization JazzEast, has organized a diverse range of musical and educational activities including the 2015 TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Follow 'Halifax Jazz Festival' on Facebook and Twitter @HFXJazzFest
Ticket & Show Information: https://halifaxjazzfestival.etixnow.com/events/tales-of-a-charlie-brown-christmas/dec-6-2015/spatz-theatre-citadel-high-school
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