David Benoit's Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown
If you grew up watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” during the holiday season you’ll love David Benoit’s Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown! This smooth jazz dedication to the music of “Peanuts” offers a fresh take on a classic score that will delight old fans and new listeners alike!
Jazz musician David Benoit will be performing his “Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown” at Long Beach’s Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts on December 20th. Doors open at 8pm for this fun-filled night. Get your tickets today, they’re going fast!
Benoit’s Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown is as much a nod to Vince Guaraldi, as it is to Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz. Guaraldi was behind the original score for 17 Peanuts’ television specials and the feature film “A Boy Named Charlie Brown.”
“This isn’t the first time Benoit has shown his appreciation for Guaraldi’s compositions. 2000s “Here’s to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years” was written as a tribute to “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz shortly after his death, and in 2008 Benoit revisited Charlie Brown and company with “Jazz for Peanuts.” Benoit’s Christmas homage includes pieces written by Guaraldi but also some original compositions. Even more exciting, The All American Boys Chorus will be joining Benoit and his piano making the evening an even more dynamic acoustic experience!
About David Benoit
David Benoit, pronounced Ben-wah, is a contemporary jazz pianist and composer. Since hitting the smooth jazz scene in late 70s, Benoit has had over 25 albums chart and has been nominated for 3 Grammys. Benoit’s work is well respected and even has a role as the backdrop for The Weather Channel’s ”Local on the 8s” segment.
The 61 year old Benoit has performed at the White house for 3 presidents as well as other notable politicians including Colin Powell, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton. He is also the music director for the Asia America Symphony Orchestra.
Date: December 20th, 8pm
Location: Carpenter Center, 6200 Atherton Long Beach, California
Tickets: $35-$45 , Buy online today!
WHERE TO STAY
This historical hotel, first built in 1926, has been restored to reflect its roots of having a sleek and comforting design. Located within the Wilshire District, the Normandie is centrally located in Los Angeles and is surrounded by great dining, shopping and attractions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fox and MGM’s studios. 605 South Normandie Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90005 213-388-8138