A Charlie Brown Holiday Tribute


The Music of Vince Guaraldi featuring The Cliff Habian Trio



Why you should see this show…

Vince Guaraldi composed and performed most of the music used in the “Peanuts” specials. He was directly involved in 15 of them starting with “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” and ending with “It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown.”

The Cliff Habian trio will present a musical retrospective of the music of Vince Guaraldi which will include music from all of these specials. In addition, there will be a few other of his hit songs including “Cast Your Fate To The Wind” (grammy winner) and “Impressions of Black Orpheus.” Cliff adds interesting commentary and amusing anecdotes throughout over two hours of music performance which ends up being a very complete retrospective of this pianist’s playing style as well as career. This jazz trio takes a deep dive into the most beloved jazz music of television and film.


Cliff Habian Trio Bio
Cliff Habian (piano) began piano lessons at nine and was composing music just a few years later. With both classical and jazz being strong influences, he de- cided early on to integrate the two genres into his own unique style. After attending the Cleveland Institute of Music as a composition major, Cliff accepted a position as Director of American Music and Department Head of Keyboard Studies at the Cleveland Music School Settlement, a post he held for 13 years. Cliff has worked with such greats as Joe Lovano, Freddy Cole, Frank Morgan, Jane Ira Bloom, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Dion, Jamey Haddad , Wayne Newton, Bobby Vinton, Eliot Zigmund, Ernie Krivda, and Dominick Farinacci. His recording debut was on Milestone/Fantasy Records with two landmark recordings, “Tonal Paintings” and “Manhattan Bridge”. Cliff then released two albums on the Azica record label “Havana Sunset” and “Originals” which garnered critical acclaim. Recently, Cliff became an internationally published author with his book “Jazz Piano Essentials”, published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc. Locally, Cliff has regularly performed at Nighttown, Johnny’s Downtown, Taza, Hyde Park Grill, and Blu Jazz. Internationally, Cliff has performed in Thailand, Panama, Russia. Cliff currently teaches at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby.

Jeff Slater (bass) earned his Bachelor of Music in music theory and french horn at Baldwin Wallace and did master’s work in classical and jazz music theory at the University of Wisconsin. Jeff plays both electric and upright bass and is well versed in all styles of jazz, R&B, rock, and world music. Jeff performs in the Firelands Trio, Cliff Habian Trio and with vocalist Carol Leslie.

Eric Everett (drums) has four decades of drumming experience, studying privately at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and performing in Case Western Reserve University’s small group Jazz and Big Band ensembles. Since 2012, Eric Everett Jazz Productions is a recognized brand for delivering high quality musical entertainment and has performed at numerous popular venues in Cleveland and Akron. Eric leads the “Firelands Trio” and “Elation” R&B band, and performs as a sideman with the Cliff Habian Trio and George Foley Quartet. Eric has performed at Nighttown, Bop Stop, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and more.


Dining Option

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250. Click here to see the menu.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together. If you are attending with a party of eight or more, you must call the Box Office to make your reservation at (216) 242-1250.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.

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