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A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas

December 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Don’t miss the 14th annual family-friendly Mobile Christmas tradition! The show includes a performance by The Joe Cool Trio – John Milham (drums), Chris Spies (piano), and Chris Severin (bass) – performing Vince Guaraldi’s Masterpiece Soundtrack, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

This year’s show will also feature the musical gifts of New Orleans’ own horn maestro and Rebirth Brass Band co-founder, Kermit Ruffins and special guest Clarence Johnson!

Kermit Ruffins (born December 19, 1964) is an American jazz trumpeter, singer, composer, and actor from New Orleans. He has been influenced by Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan and says that the highest note he can hit on trumpet is a high C. He often accompanies his songs with his own vocals. Most of his bands perform New Orleans jazz standards though he also composes many of his own pieces. Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote, “Mr. Ruffins is an unabashed entertainer who plays trumpet with a bright, silvery tone, sings with off-the-cuff charm and never gets too abstruse in his material.”

He appeared as himself in HBO’s Treme as a recurring character.

Ruffins also performed a rendition of The Bare Necessities for Disney’s 2016 remake of The Jungle Book, alongside actor Bill Murray.

A portion of proceeds will go to The Child Advocacy Center, the Mobile community’s response to the problem of child abuse.  Children and their non-offending family members are referred for counseling and prepared for the criminal justice process and provided educational and training programs in child abuse awareness and prevention.

6 S Joachim St
Mobile, AL United States
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