Jerry Granelli is joined by renowned jazz artists Simon Fisk on bass and Chris Gestrin on piano, backed by The Cross Town Youth Chorus.
Jerry Granelli Trio:
Jerry Granelli – drums
Simon Fisk - bass
Chris Gestrin - piano
What’s Christmas without watching the treasured classic A Charlie Brown Christmas each holiday season? 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?
In what’s become the ideal jazz holiday tradition, the Ottawa Jazz Festival is delighted to present Charlie Brown’s original drummer, Jerry Granelli on Tuesday, Dec.12, 7pm at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper St., corner of O’Connor and Lisgar). Passing on his vast musical insights and Charlie Brown knowledge to a new generation, Granelli and his band will work with Ottawa’s, The Cross Town Youth Chorus, to perform some of the musical numbers.
Jerry Granelli is one third of the fabled San Francisco-based Vince Guaraldi Trio that recorded the original album back in 1965. Part oral history, part concert and part screening, Granelli (the only remaining member of the famed trio) regales audiences with stories and insights into the auspicious recording, providing a unique insider’s perspective for families, Peanuts and jazz music aficionados alike.
Guaraldi’s triple-platinum Peanuts 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 instantly recognizable pieces of music of the 20th century.
Tickets are $49 and $23 for 12 and under. Purchase your tickets conveniently located on this page, by phone at 613-241-2633 or during office hours at 602-294 Albert St.
Don’t delay, tickets sell out quickly!