Take a trip down memory lane as Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit, accompanied by his quartet and Mendenhall Middle School Chorus, brings to life the magical music from the Charlie Brown television specials. Benoit describes this music as “happy jazz” – sophisticated but still filled with fun. His lifelong passion for the work of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi is reflected in his own compositions for later specials and both are featured in this delightful return to a happy holiday tradition.
Joining Benoit will be special guest artist Sara Gazarek whose impeccable jazz vocals seamlessly combine the intimacy of singer/songwriter stylings with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz. With three highly acclaimed CD’s before she was 30, Gazarek has been hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “the next important jazz singer.”
Monday, December 19 @7:30pm