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February 2021

Charles Mingus Virtual Festival

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - February 15 @ 9:00 pm EST

Presented by The Charles Mingus Institute and Jazz Standard Online Event Feb. 11-15th Free 4 day event! Charles McPherson joins this year’s festival virtual conference on Sunday, February 14th. In light of a precarious time, we are bringing the experience of Mingus Music and New York City to you. Festival weekend will feature online workshops, Mingus special events, and a public broadcast showcasing performances of Mingus Music.

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February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra group online for a marathon festival experience that celebrates Detroit’s landmark jazz legacy hosted by Mark Stryker, an award-winning arts reporter and author of Jazz From Detroit. On the bill: JazzTimes “Artist of the Year” Charles McPherson with Randy Porter, plus Regina Carter, Marcus Elliot & Michael Malis duo & the Robert Hurst Group

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March 2021

Jazz Winnipeg International Jazz Festival

March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm CST

Jump Into Spring Festival ONLINE from March 11th - 14th (check back for schedule) JazzTimes ARTIST of the YEAR, Charles McPherson recorded a “Live From My Living Room” with his favorite pianist Randy Porter for Jazz Winnipeg. It’s an exciting, fun set not to miss!

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Charles McPherson Jazz Artist in Residence

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm CDT

Friday, March 19, 8 pm EST Video presentation of Charles McPherson with MSU Jazz Octets Check the link for the schedule of all events open to the public. 

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April 2021


April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Mini Concert & Panel Discussion - Hosted by Maya Cunningham Alto Sax legends Steve Coleman and Charles McPherson will offer a rare joint lecture on the bebop language of Charlie Parker that speaks to the concept of Jazz Improvisation as Black American Language. Mini Concert featuring the Donald Edwards Quintet Joint Lecture by Steve Coleman with Charles McPherson on the bebop language of Charlie Parker Panel Discussion with Steve Coleman, Charles McPherson and JD Allen The series facilitates intergenerational dialogues…

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Mingus Vocal Music: For Instrumentalists & Singers

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+0
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Online Event: Ellen Johnson with Charles McPherson For Instrumentalist & Singers - we come together to experience the vocal music and instrumental music with lyrics of Charles Mingus featuring special guest saxophonist and composer, Charles McPherson! This unique workshop covers music, analysis, and historical information on eleven songs with lyrics by Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Joni Mitchell and Ellen Johnson. The songs include “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love,” “Eclipse,” “Portrait,” “Weird Nightmare,” “The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines,” “Good…

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May 2021

Jazz Master Clinic

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Jazz Master Clinic – Charles McPherson A very special session with master artist, saxophonist, and composer Charles McPherson. Mr. McPherson will share thoughts on key skills to develop as a jazz player and improviser, drawing on his decades of experience as a leading artist in the field, and will share and discuss selected recordings from his extensive discography, which ranges from his debut appearances with Charles Mingus’s ensemble in 1960 up to the recent Jazz Dance Suites which was selected as…

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33rd ANNUAL PEACEMAKER Awards – Virtual Event

May 15 @ 6:50 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
National Conflict Resolution Center, 530 B Street, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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  Charles McPherson and Randy Porter are deeply honored to be part of the San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center's "Peacemakers Award Ceremony." Dr. Anthony Fauci will receive the National Award this year at the May 15th Virtual Awards Ceremony. Please join us!

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Jazz at the Athenaeum

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Jazz at the Athenaeum, 1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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Charles McPherson and Randy Porter-piano The concert will be live-streamed via YouTube Live. Ticket holders will receive a link prior to the concert via email. Ticket holders will have access to view the concerts for 48 hours after each live-stream event.

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July 2021

Charles McPherson’s Quintet 82nd Birthday Celebration Concert

July 24 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Queen Bee’s, 3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA 92104 United States
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  Rare San Diego special event at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center in the heart of North Park Charles is normally touring Europe’s Festivals and Concert Halls in the summer months. He hasn’t been home for his Birthday in years. Come and celebrate with the Definitive Master of the Alto Saxophone! Dinner and a full bar will be available for purchase. Limited VIP tickets available - check the link for all details. Featuring: Grammy Award Winner John Beasley -…

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