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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival – free in NYC

Tompkins Square Park E 10th St., New York, United States

  A free event of all-star musicians led by alto saxophonist and bandleader Charles McPherson, who famously performed with Charles Mingus in the ‘60s and recorded ensemble renditions of Charlie Parker works for the soundtrack to the 1988 Parker biopic Bird. He performs here with Terell Stafford, a veteran of his quintet and a gifted, […]


The Bay Street Theater 1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY, United States

Charles McPherson Quartet featuring Randy Breaker Randy Porter-piano Santi Debbiano-bass  Tommy Campbell-drums      

Bebop and Beyond: The Music of Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park 222 Marina Park Way, San Diego, United States

  Band leaders Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos bring some of the most beloved charts from Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to the Rady Shell stage, featuring a band made up of some of the top jazz players in the U.S. Charles McPherson, saxophone Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet Jeremy Pelt, trumpet Antonio Hart, alto sax Joe […]

The Shape of Jazz to Come 2023

Bread & Salt 1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States

Young Lions Jazz Conservatory The Shape of Jazz to Come 2023 Annual Fundraiser and Celebration Gilbert Castellanos, Charles McPherson and MANY MORE!

Smoke Jazz & Super Club NYC

Smoke Jazz Club 2751 Broadway, New York, United States

Don’t miss this! The Quintet is recording live for an upcoming album for Smoke Sessions. Be in on history in the making! Excellent Livestream available if you can’t make it to NYC! Charles McPherson Quintet Terell Stafford-trumpet Jeb Patton-piano David Wong-bass Billy Drummond-drums  

Finney Chapel at Oberlin College Ohio

Finney Chapel at Oberlin College 90 N. Professor St., Oberlin, OH, United States

Check back for a link and more info! Charles McPherson Quintet Terell Stafford-trumpet Jeb Patton-piano David Wong-bass Billy Drummond-drums


Howard Brubeck Theatre 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA, United States

Special Guest Charles McPherson joins the thrilling big band sound of the Palomar College Day and Night Jazz Ensembles with vibrant rhythms and melodies – both old and new – brought to life here at Palomar College’s campus.

Connect2Culture Joplin Missouri – Cornell Series

Beshore Performance Hall 212 West 7th Street, Joplin, MO, United States

Don’t miss Joplin native Charles McPherson as he once again returns to his hometown for an unforgettable performance! McPherson has become a highly revered alto saxophonist whose work continues to astound and impress. Charles McPherson’s sound is the very definition of jazz. Charles McPherson Quintet Terell Stafford - trumpet Jeb Patton - piano David Wong […]

Charles joins The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Program at UCLA

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz is a nonprofit education organization with a mission to offer the world’s most promising young musicians college-level training by internationally acclaimed jazz masters and to present public school music education programs for young people worldwide. The Institute preserves, perpetuates, and expands jazz as a global art form, and utilizes […]