Jerry Granelli and A Charlie Brown Christmas are back after last year’s concert was cancelled last minute due to illness. In what’s become the ideal jazz holiday tradition, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, is delighted to present Charlie Brown’s original drummer, Jerry Granelli.
Passing on his vast musical insights and Charlie Brown knowledge to a new generation, Granelli and his band (prominent jazz artists Simon Fisk on bass and Chris Gestrin on piano) will work with Ottawa’s The Cross Town Youth Chorus to perform some of the musical numbers.
For more than 50 years, the Christmas classic A Charlie Brown Christmas has entertained generations of fans in what Rolling Stone lists as the top ten most essential Christmas albums of all time.
Guaraldi’s triple-platinum soundtrack was voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 and is among the most widely-heard albums in all of jazz. The track “Linus and Lucy” is one of the most recognizable pieces of music of the 20th century.
But did you know the initial project faced so many challenges in the early planning stages that it’s truly a miracle this iconic production was ever made?
12 & under: $23
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Thursday December 5 | 7:00 PM
Doors at 6:00 PM
355 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ontario
Public transport accessible — 6, 7, 11