The Music of Vince Guaraldi
|Date:||Thursday, December 14, 2023|
The Music of Vince Guaraldi: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” | Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 members; $24 not-yet-members; $12 students (13+)
Award-winning pianist, educator and composer Dr. Zachary Bartholomew and his trio will entertain you with an interactive and informative concert of everybody’s favorite holiday music, featuring the compositions and arrangements of jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi.
In addition to enjoying a world-class musical performance, audiences will learn more about Guaraldi’s music, life and musical involvement with a Charlie Brown Christmas Concert.
Dr. Zachary Bartholomew is an award-winning pianist, composer and music educator who maintains a highly active performance career as one of the most heavily sought-after pianists, accompanists and sidemen in Florida. In both 2016 and 2017, he placed as one of the top three finalists in the highly acclaimed Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and every year since 2021 has been awarded the prestigious “Artist Performance on Tour” grant from the state of Florida for his “Jazz Access Tour,” an outreach program that aims to provide underserved communities and schools in Florida with world-class public performances and educational programs.
Bartholomew has headlined at some of the top jazz venues and performing arts centers in the country and has been featured at national and international jazz festivals, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jalisco Jazz Festival, and Festival Miami.
He has performed with artists such as Sean Jones, Victor Goines, Dave Holland, David Liebman, Ira Sullivan, Carmen Bradford, Byron Stripling, and Dan Miller. Additionally, he is a full-time music professor at Florida Memorial University, the pianist for the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective, and performs regularly with professional organizations such as the Sarasota Pops Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and the Lake Wales Jazz Connection.
Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues