A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Plays the Kentucky Center Tonight

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" with Dave Benoit will play tonight, December 5, 8 p.m. at Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater.

Dave Benoit is an accomplished contemporary jazz pianist, composer, and conductor. In the past twenty years, he has created, recorded, and performed a variety of projects related to his reverence for original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi. Benoit's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" concert includes performance of the beloved holiday recording in its entirety, with the Benoit quartet accompanied by a chamber orchestra and local children's choir.

Benoit's prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here's To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of Guaraldi and solidify Benoit's role as his musical heir. Benoit has also released the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charting albums Fuzzy Logic, Right Here, Right Now, Full Circle and Heroes, which paid homage to the pianist's top jazz and pop influences.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: The Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble is a season-long commitment by Brown-Forman that supports The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Their support is very important to us. We would greatly appreciate inclusion of their participation in your coverage.

Tickets start at $25, reserved seating, fees apply. Kentucky Center Members call the Member hotline at 502-562-0144. Standard tickets available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents, by phone (502-584-7777, 800-775-7777), and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 562-0111 (V) for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience.

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