Jerry Granelli Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Jerry Granelli Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Jerry Granelli Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas. Photo by Steve Knight.

Kick off the festive season with A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring legendary jazz drummer Jerry Granelli and his trio, alongside a local children’s choir. Expect stories, music, the iconic film, and Christmas spirit for all ages.

It was fifty years ago, 1965; drummer Jerry Granelli, the newest member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, with Fred Marshall on bass went into a San Francisco studio one afternoon. In just a three-hour session they recorded the soundtrack for a scrappy little animated Christmas special featuring the Peanuts gang. The trio had never even seen any of the artwork. No one knew that this would become the iconic soundtrack to the classic Charlie Brown Christmas.  It is time to touch a new generation of souls. Jerry gathered together a new trio: Simon Fisk on bass, Chris Gestrin on piano; spoke with the people at the Charles Schultz museum to ok the production and contacted a couple of promoters to see if they might be interested in his vision. They were. The shows have all sold out. There was no turning back. Grandparents and parents alike bring a new generation to this music, to jazz. 

Expect stories, music, excerpts from the iconic film, and Christmas spirit for all ages.