A Jazzy Christmas at the Vine Church
The Jim Martinez Trio and Jazz vocalist, Laura Didier, will present “The Music From A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Show starts at 7:00 pm and will take place at The Vine Church of Petaluma, 1129 Industrial Ave, Suite 208 in Petaluma. Tickets are $12 advance/$15 at door and can be purchased by calling (707) 256-8463 or ONLINE. Refreshments will be provided.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
This Jazz concert will feature many great songs from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” such as “Christmas Time Is Here”, “O Christmas Tree” and “Linus and Lucy”. It will also include other holiday favorites like “White Christmas” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts)”.
About Jim Martinez
A classically-trained pianist and Steinway Artist, Jim Martinez is based in the Sacramento, CA area. He has performed or recorded with notables like Lionel Hampton, the Stan Kenton Band, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Christian McBride, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove and many others. Martinez has worked as pianist and musical director for Joan Rivers and Bob Newhart. Jim has twelve CD’s to his credit. Four of these recordings are “Jazz Praise”, his arrangements of church hymns as straight-ahead Jazz. His latest CD’s are “Jazz Praise IV: He Keeps Me Swingin’” and “A Classical and Jazz Tribute to Edvard Grieg”.
Laura Didier has been performing steadily with the Jim Martinez Trio since early 2007. Didier has performed at major Jazz festivals in California, Idaho, and Canada including the famed Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
Martinez and Didier have presented their shows nationally from retirement communities to performing art centers. Their tribute to Doris Day is the only one endorsed by Ms. Day. Jim and Laura are the exclusive artists chosen to entertain at Doris’ Carmel, CA hotel, The Cypress Inn, for her annual birthday celebration on April 3.