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Charles & Friends: John Beasley and the Next Generation

May 18

Jazz @ The JAI

Our inaugural Jazz @ The JAI Guest Curator, legendary award-winning saxophonist Charles McPherson, and John Beasley, two-time GRAMMY winner, pianist, and composer, curate a program from Duke Ellington through the eras of jazz up to what’s happening now. John Beasley is joined by a roster of rising star jazz artists.

John Beasley is a versatile pianist, composer, and arranger who began his career in his 20s backing jazz icons Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard. Since then, Beasley has performed with a wide range of artists, including Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Chaka Khan, and Carly Simon, to name a few. He was music director for international tours with Steely Dan, AR Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), and Queen Latifah and co-MD for Chucho Valdés La Creation tour.

John Beasley, piano
Bruce Harris, trumpet
Erena Terakubo, alto saxophone
Russell Hall, bass
Anthony Fung, drums


The Conrad Prebeys Performing Arts Center
7600 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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