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image for Music - Jazz item typeMusic from A Charlie Brown Christmas at Colchester Arts Centre

Music - Jazz, Sun 17 Dec 2017






Church Street,


A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince Guaraldi

Start the holidays with this extra special evening of Christmas music, along with some seasonal treats and multimedia, performed by film and TV animation composer Jason Frederick.

Anyone who watched the 'Peanuts' TV series in the 60 and 70s will be familiar with the jazz soundtrack that always accompanied the classic cartoons. The pint-sized jazz pianist that was Vince Guaraldi, who scored more than a dozen ‘Peanuts’ TV specials, is probably most famous for pulling off the ultimate musical sleight of hand - he made parents and kids bob their heads and tap their feet along to jazz without knowing they were even listening to it.

On the night of its TV premiere, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ was seen by almost half of the American population - something like 15 million homes - on its way into the holiday canon. It also made Snoopy one of the most visible and beloved characters in American popular culture.

Paying homage to both the genius of composer Vince Guaraldi (also notable for penning the Grammy-winning ‘Cast Your Fate To The Wind’) and creator Charles M. Schulz, the evening features the full performance of the music from the classic 1965 animated television special, plus other festive favourites in the style of the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

An absolute must for jazz lovers and fans of ‘Peanuts’ - no matter what your age!

Jason Frederick (Piano), Scott Wheeler (Double Bass), Dan Mullins (Drums).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 17 Dec 2017


Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions. Family ticket £10 (2 adults/2 children)
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm



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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality