Halifax Jazz Festival Announces “Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas,” featuring Jerry Granelli, December 4, 2016 at the Spatz Theatre

(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 13th annual fundraiser for music education, will be presented at the Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School, Halifax, with two performances at  2 PM and at  8 PM Sunday, December 4, 2016.

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 more than a half century 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 Sacred Heart Elementary School Choir.

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. Tickets for both performances are $40 are available on line through the festival’s official provider, etixnow, 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 2016 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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