Of all the Christmas acts that pass through or pop up in Athens, this one is more than a one-off novelty band. The Good Grief Trio is composed of some of the best musicians Athens has to offer, with Greg Hankins on piano, Luca Lombardi on bass, and the incomparable Seth Hendershot on the drums and occasionally crooning away on “Little Birdie.” They’ll be playing through Vince Guaraldi’s masterpiece of both television scoring and popular jazz, A Charlie Brown Christmas. If by the end your hunger for masterfully performed jazz classics isn’t sated, stick around for a second set, when the trio will play through the entirety of Miles Davis’ album Kind of Blue. The band’s shows are already sold out at Hendershot’s for the weekend of Dec. 15–17, but tickets are still available at the time of this writing for the Dec. 19 show at Marigold Auditorium.
WHO: Good Grief Trio
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Marigold Auditorium
HOW MUCH: $15
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