Thursday, December 20, 2018

Doc Watkins Brings Music of A Charlie Brown Christmas to Life at Jazz, TX

Posted By on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 10:10 AM

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Doc Watkins, an accomplished bandleader, a gifted musician, and the owner of SA’s swank Jazz, TX venue has long been invested in supporting and championing the San Antonio music milieu. His venue, which is a sort of refined version of the old-town dancehalls and saloons that it’s partly modeled upon, has hosted a slew of excellent shows — ranging from jazz, blues, big band, Texas swing, salsa, conjunto and Americana — in its year and a half of existence.

This Saturday, Watkins and company will present a special holiday performance, but not the bill of X-mas standards you might expect. Instead, the group will present the music of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the beloved TV special that first aired in 1965. The music, composed by accomplished jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, is as off-beat as Charlie Brown himself. At the time of its release, it was just one more way the seminal Peanuts series challenged the entertainment orthodoxy.

$10, Sat Dec. 22, 5:30pm, Jazz, TX, 312 Pearl Pkwy, Building 6, Ste. 6001, jazztx.com.
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