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August 2020

Dave Brubeck Charlie Parker Centennial Celebrations at Hollywood Bowl

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm PDT
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. HIGHLAND AVE
Los Angeles, CA 90068 United States
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The Bowl celebrates the 100th birthday of two treasured legends in jazz history. While the otherworldly complexity, inventiveness, and speed of Charlie Parker’s playing had fundamentally changed the way generations of jazz players approached the saxophone, he always wanted to record an album with an orchestra. Alongside John Beasley’s four-time-Grammy-nominated big band MONK’estra, as well as a string section, John Beasley and Magnus Lindgren present freshly rearranged takes on Parker’s classics – proving the man they called Bird is still…

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A Conversation with Charles McPherson

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

For more than 60 years, saxophonist Charles McPherson has been one of the most expressive and highly regarded voices in jazz. His rich musical style, rooted in the blues and bebop, has influenced and inspired generations of musicians and listeners. Join Charles McPherson and MJI artistic director Mark Davis for a conversation about Charles’s amazing career. Taking place just two days before the 100th anniversary of Charlie Parker’s birth, Bird and bebop are sure to be part of the discussion.…

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Celebrating Bird at 100

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Charlie Parker NOW’S THE TIME “A Conversation With Music”  Giddins talks with Grammy Award-winning tenor sax legend Joe Lovano, who has said, “ fresh and beautiful approach to the art of improvising fuels everything I do in music” ... and three outstanding alto players: Charles McPherson, who played Charlie Parker’s solos in Clint Eastwood’s film Bird, the electrifying young Downbeat Critics Poll winner Grace Kelly, and Antonio Hart, about whom The New York Times wrote, “The styles of the masters of his instrument—Parker, Benny Carter,…

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September 2020

Musical Gumbo: Jazz and the Black Experience

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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Gilbert Castellanos (Jazz @ The Jacobs curator) leads a wide-ranging and deeply personal interview with jazz luminaries Marshall Hawkins and Charles McPherson. These San Diego artists reflect on their experiences as Black musicians who came of age before the Civil Rights Era, performing with the likes of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Shirley Horn, and how their life experiences have shaped them as artists. They also share wisdom and advice from teaching younger generations of artists this music which was…

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A True Living Legend of Music

September 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm CEST
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Global Music Foundation presents Charles McPherson  This is a rare online live performance by one of the greatest alto players in the history of music. At 81 years of age, Charles McPherson is a force of nature. He plays with the fire and vitality of a 20-year-old, the virtuosity of a great master, and the wisdom and soul of a great sage combined! Charles is joined by Southern California’s best jazz bassist, Rob Thorsen.   9.00 PM PARIS 8.00 PM…

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October 2020

Mainly Mozart: A Night With Jazz Legend Charles McPherson

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
Del Mar Fairgrounds Main Lot, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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This is a drive-up, park-and-enjoy live music concert! (please read the directions well for suggested arrival time and all concert safety guidelines) The program: HAROLD ARLEN: Get Happy GERSHWIN MEDLEY MCPHERSON: Reflections On An Election MCPHERSON: Selections from “Sweet Synergy” Suite” STRAYHORN/ELLINGTON: Take the “A” Train The Band: Charles McPherson - alto saxophone Randy Porter - piano Rob Thorsen - bass Richard Sellers - bass Joining the band two Mainly Mozart Festival Soloist! Zachary DePue - violin Conrad Jones -…

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ALTO MADNESS: Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration with Charles McPherson and Donald Harrison

October 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Tune In: Facebook Live at Facebook.com/JazzStandard “Charles is the very definition of excellence in our music.” – Wynton Marsalis “ has exemplified the developments of mainstream jazz over the last two decades.” – The New York Times NJPAC and Jazz Standard present an online celebration of the legendary Charlie Parker! 100 years after his birth and long after his death at the young age of 34, the jazz master’s legacy is as vital as ever. GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Seth Abramson…

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Concorida University Virtual Masterclass

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Concorida University, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd.
Montreal, Quebeck H3G 1M8
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Charles will speak about his life in music performing and recording with Charles Mingus, Barry Harris, Don Patterson, Pepper Adams, Art Farmer. He will also discuss his latest project "Dance Suites" which explores the exciting relationship between jazz and dance forms. As well, he will take questions from participants.

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November 2020

The Jazz Master Summit online weeklong event

November 16 - November 20

A wealth of jazz resources for any instrument or level of skill 55+ hours of well-produced insightful interviews with legendary jazz musicians. Live conversations with leaders in the music business, psychology, music technology, web development, and other areas to benefit you. Live Q&A sessions with Randy Brecker and Dave Liebman. Ask away... Deep Listening workshop my Michael Lake that will provide a new perspective on your ear/instrument relationship. Entertainment and education that will inspire you throughout these troubling times. Prizes…

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9.00 PM PARIS 8.00 PM LONDON 3.00 PM NEW YORK 12.00 PM LOS ANGELES Back by popular demand! Charles and Southern California’s favorite bassist, Rob Thorsen perform once again for the Global Music Foundation Series. Their intimate duo was a hit a few months back, and they’ve been asked back for an ENCORE PERFORMANCE not to miss!

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