What would the holidays be without a few spins of Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack to Charles Schulz’s 1965 holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas? Full of sweet, catchy tunes steeped in nostalgia and a simpler time, the album is a seasonal classic. On Dec. 15, jazz pianist and one-time Santa Cruzan Adam Shulman, who is best known as part of Marcus Shelby’s Jazz Orchestra and has been described as a “creative force on the San Francisco jazz scene for the past decade,” brings Guaraldi’s wonderful album to the stage. Joining Shulman are bassist John Wiitala and drummer James Gallagher.
INFO: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, Kuumbwa Jazz, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 427-2227. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.