In Sutter County, tradition is a 16-foot Christmas tree, hors d’oeuvres, and a star jazz performance December 1

Song stylist Jonathan Karrant, whose latest jazz album hit #2 on the iTunes jazz charts, and #4 on the Billboard jazz charts, returns this Saturday to the Community Memorial Museum in Sutter County for Trees and Traditions.

It is one of the longest running Christmas events in the region (after a pair of parades in Marysville and Olivehurst): the annual gala known as Trees and Traditions returns this Saturday, December 1, to kick off the yuletide season.

The event is hosted by–and benefits–the Community Memorial Museum, the regional museum operated by the County of Sutter at 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City. The event, in its 39thyear, begins at 5 p.m.

Returning to Trees and Traditions this year is song stylist Jonathan Karrant, whose latest jazz album hit #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts, and #4 on the Billboard Jazz Charts.  Karrant’s style and voice will definitely have people Feeling Good.

Tickets, which are $50, include champagne and hors d’oeuvres, and are available in person at the museum or over the phone at 530-822-7141.

The Community Memorial Museum was founded in 1975, and it is the largest museum of regional history in Sutter and Yuba counties. Proceeds from Trees and Traditions support the function of the museum, including upgrades that are planned in the coming months.

On December 9, the museum hosts the annual, free Children’s Holiday Program, featuring storytelling, cooks, hot cocoa, crafts, beginning at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m., there will be a showing of the movie, The Polar Express.