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April 2020

Los Músicos – Celebrating San Diego Ballet’s Resident Composers

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - April 8 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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One event on April 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, 79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101-6144 United States
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      With choreography by artistic director Javier Velasco, that evokes passion and sparks the soul! Performing are the amazing dancers of San Diego Ballet, including Charles’ own daughter Camille McPherson. This program combines SDB’s popular RITMOS LATINOS and JAZZ/DANCE series to celebrate SDB’s resident composers Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos. This year’s offering will feature McPherson’s ebullient SONG OF SONGS—illuminating the voices of lovers inviting each other to truly enjoy and experience life and love, a world premiere…

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All That Jazz #7 – Naples, Florida

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard
Artis—Naples, Florida 34108-2740 Spain
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Look out for more info coming soon for: 2019-20 All That Jazz #7

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All That Jazz #7 – Naples, Florida

April 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard
Artis—Naples, Florida 34108-2740 Spain
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Look out for more info coming soon for: 2019-20 All That Jazz #7

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June 2020

ONLINE Q & A DISCUSSION Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

AN ONLINE Q & A DISCUSSION with HIGHLY ACCLAIMED MEMBERS OF THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA KENNY RAMPTON  - TRUMPET PLAYER, RECORDING ARTIST, PRESIDENT AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF JAZZ OUTREACH INITIATIVE AND CHARLES MCPHERSON

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July 2020

ONLINE CONCERTS: Impulse, Instinct, Intuition, Craft

July 12 - August 31
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 12, 2020

ACT4Music San Diego, United States

Hello, Jazz Fans! ACT4Music has just added several wonderful concerts from the “vault” of Charles McPherson’s unique recent performances:  A “Private House Concert”, and two Ballet pieces all for a suggested donation of only $20 to enjoy in the comfort of your home! Charles is very happy to be part of ACT4Music; an innovative group of worldwide curators that wanted to keep concerts going; even in these crazy times. Thank you for your support.  Almost all of the proceeds go directly to the artists!…

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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
$10.00

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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One event on September 27, 2020 at 12:00 am

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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