Venue Details

38 Star Starred
City National Civic of San Jose
Formerly San Jose Civic 135 West San Carlos San Jose, CA 95113
408-792-4177
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We parked at the convention center garage and were able to use the building's front doors and elevator to exit and enter again, then just crossed the street @ the light rail stop. Worked great!
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Watch out for Parking. There are signs with "City" with BIG $5.00 but under the amount has small writing "PER HOUR".
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16 events
11 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

I own several Mannheim Steamroller CDs. I enjoyed most of the music, though it was identical to the music on their albums. I was hoping to hear a bit more variation in a live performance. I thought the background video and some of the staging...continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

The music of Mannheim Steamroller is wonderful, but seeing them live had no real value-added over seeing them on TV or listening to a CD or digital download. The light show and video (on only one screen though three had been erected) left a lot to...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

Chip needs to update his show big time! While the music was good, I was disappointed in the overall experience. Expected an amazing light show...big sound...and compelling visuals. The showing of the videos on the screen behind the musicians...continued

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Website

http://www.sanjosecivic.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2179

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Description

The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis

Mannheim Steamroller continues to be America’s favorite Christmas music artist with their spectacular and beloved holiday show. The group will perform live at the San Jose Civic on Sunday, November 27 and kick off the opening weekend of San Jose’s annual “Christmas in the Park.”  

Grammy Award® winner and mastermind behind the group Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the performances with Magicspace Entertainment. There are now two tour ensembles of Mannheim Steamroller to meet the continued and increasing demand for the annual holiday celebration.  The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.

In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the entire music industry. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, founder Chip Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining the group’s signature mix of Renaissance instruments with rock & roll beats. The resulting album was a runaway hit and not only propelled Mannheim Steamroller to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history, but also one of the top 50 biggest selling musical acts ever (they’ve sold almost 40 million albums). The group’s annual Christmas tour has become a tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and spending time with friends and family.

While Mannheim Steamroller is known worldwide, the story of founder Chip Davis is a true-life tale of a modern day “Renaissance Man.”  From founding his own record label American Gramaphone, which has been ranked by Billboard as the #1 independent label, to creating the Mannheim Steamroller “lifestyle” of food, apparel and other products, Chip’s accomplishments have been extraordinary.  His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.