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October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
CSUSM welcomes saxophonist and composer Dr. Charles McPherson to teach a Master Class on improvisation and perform with the Jazz Faculty.
McPherson has performed globally – most recently showcasing original compositions at the Lincoln Center. In addition to being an integral member of the great composer-bassist Charles Mingus’ band (1960 to 1972) he has performed with jazz greats Barry Harris, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Harrell, Randy Brecker, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis and others.
McPherson has over 30 recordings as a leader and many more as a guest, including with: Art Farmer, Kenny Drew, Toshiko Akiyoshi, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His most recent recording is the highly acclaimed “Manhattan Nocturne.” He was the featured saxophonist in the 1988 Clint Eastwood biopic on Charlie Parker – “Bird”.
Through five decades as an integral performer and educator, McPherson remains true to his Be Bop origins, yet continually expands upon them as a singularly viable force in music.
Co-sponsored by the CSUSM Music Department