EASTON — An annual tradition will continue Sunday, Dec. 8, when the Eric Byrd Trio performs “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Avalon Theatre.
The animated classic will be shown on the Avalon’s big screen at 2 p.m., followed by the trio’s live performance of Vince Guaraldi’s jazz score.
For almost two decades, the Eric Byrd Trio — pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa and drummer Alphonso Young Jr. — has traveled the world as ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and bebop, the trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of its performance style.
Tickets to Sunday’s show are $25.
A day earlier — Saturday, Dec. 7 — the David Bromberg Quintet will perform at the Avalon.
For Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His journey spans 5½ decades, and includes adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis.
Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin) and multiple styles led Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s influential “Aereo-Plain” LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre — newgrass.
Show time is 8 p.m., and tickets are $50.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, guitarist Peppino D’Agostino will perform in the Avalon’s Stoltz Listening Room.
A native of Italy, D’Agostino arrived in America 33 years ago.
In 2017, Guitar Player magazine listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar. His album “Every Step of the Way” was awarded by Acoustic Guitar‘s People’s Choice Awards with a bronze medal for “Best Acoustic Album of All Time.”
Tickets are $25.
Tickets to all Avalon shows are available online at www.avalonthe atre.com or by calling the box office at 410-822-7299.