What are the holidays without A Charlie Brown Christmas? – skating on a frozen pond with Charlie and Linus, decorating Snoopy’s doghouse and finally caroling around a glowing Christmas Tree with all your Peanuts friends. This holiday season, the renowned jazz artists of the Eric Mintel Quartet bring A Charlie Brown Christmas to life with their popular and widely-loved show “A Jazz Holiday Featuring a Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Kirkland Performance Center, Sunday December 5th.

The Eric Mintel’s “Jazz Holiday” has delighted audiences across the nation in recent years and is quickly becoming a holiday staple. Featuring the jazz music of famed Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and iconic images from the film, the Eric Mintel Quartet bring this holiday classic to life with impeccable musical skill and a loving reverence for the Charlie Brown tradition.  Families come to enjoy the songs they grew up with and to introduce their children to these favorites as only the Eric Mintel Quartet can perform them. A joyous start to your holiday season, “A Jazz Holiday” offers young audience members a great introduction to jazz music in a live concert setting. Original music and holiday classics such as Silent Night, Christmas Tree and The Christmas Song complete the afternoon performance and usher in the season of cheer.

The Eric Mintel Quartet has been playing, performing and recording together since 1993. The group’s noted performances include: the White House, the Kennedy Center, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, XM Satellite Radio, JVC Jazz Festival, Savannah Jazz Festival, The Tabernacle Concert Hall on Martha’s Vineyard and many other prestigious venues across the country. The Eric Mintel Quartet are Eric Mintel on piano, Nelson Hill on alto sax, Dave Antonow on bass and Dave Mohn on drums.

This very special performance will feature a guest appearance by the Holy Family Parish School children’s choir—in costume as the characters from A Charlie Brown Christmas!  This educational program, where local students have the chance to learn from professional musicians, is part of KPC’s Spotlight Arts Education program.

Start your holiday season right! Don’t miss your chance to see The Eric Mintel Quartet perform a Jazz Holiday Featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Get tickets online: www.kpcenter.org or call the KPC Box Office at 425-893-9900.

What:             A Jazz Holiday Featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

When: Sunday, December 5th, 3:00 PM

Where:            Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033

Info:                Tickets: $22 – $25 (All tickets subject to a service fee)

For more information: Visit www.kpcenter.org or call (425) 893-9900

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