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Jazz Central Hosts Charlie Brown Christmas Show


CONTACT: Larry Luttinger
441 E. Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Jazz Central Hosts Charlie Brown Christmas Show

Winter Clothing Collected for Relocated Hurricane Victims

Syracuse NY – For many, Christmas is not complete until they have watched Linus explain the true meaning of the holiday to Charlie Brown at the holiday pageant. As recognizable as these beloved characters are, a few notes from pianist Vince Guaraldi’s jazz soundtrack are enough to bring the spirit of the season back to any Peanuts fan. On December 16th at 2 p.m. audiences will have a chance to relive the spirit of the holiday, when “A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Karl Stabnau Quartet” visits Jazz Central to perform the complete album of favorites from the 1965 TV special, plus more holiday music for the entire family.

Now in its eighth year of touring, the Rochester-based Karl Stabnau Quartet is a group of highly sought-after soloists with extensive performance credits. “We all play a wide array of musical styles year-round, but something magical happens whenever we play these tunes each Christmas,” according to Stabnau, leader and arranger of the seasonal concert. “We re-imagine the songs for our quartet while remaining true to the original score, all the songs from the album, including Skating, Christmas Time Is Here, and Linus and Lucy, along with original arrangements of other Christmas songs. We guarantee our audiences of all ages a fun and meaningful holiday experience.”

CNY Jazz Central is partnering with the Spanish Action League of Syracuse, La Liga, to help with their relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria. Audiences for this show and all other shows presented at the Jazz Central theater during December are encouraged to bring winter clothing items: caps, gloves, mittens, scarves, sweaters, boots and coats, to be donated to victims of Hurricane Maria who have been temporarily relocated to Syracuse.

One show only is scheduled, on Saturday December 16th at 2 pm during the festivities of the Holidays in the City weekend. Entry price is $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and under eighteen, available at Seating is limited in the cozy Jazz Central venue, and advance reservations are strongly suggested. Drinks, snacks and hot cocoa will be on hand.

What: A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Karl Stabnau Quartet
When: Saturday December 16th 2:00 p.m.
Where: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St, Syracuse NY 13202
Cost: Admission $20, $15 seniors and under eighteen, at or 315-479-5299. Donations of winter clothing accepted.

For interviews call Larry Luttinger 315-479-5299