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February 2020

The Jazz Cruise 20th Anniversary – “The Greatest Jazz Festival At Sea!”

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

Where The Stars Are! The Jazz Cruise 20th Anniversary For nearly 20 years, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best in straight ahead jazz. With over 200 hours of music, 100 jazz musicians and a legion of loyal guests from all over the world, The Jazz Cruise is now one of the most important jazz events of the year. With a lineup for 2020, that is second to none, The Jazz Cruise ’20 is most certainly "Where The Stars Are!"…

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Bebop Trajectories – Lecture at UCSD

February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm UTC+0

Charles joins award-winning bassist Mark Dresser’s “Discover Jazz” class at the UCSD Music Department in La Jolla, California. The lecture/demonstration is entitled: “Bebop Trajectories”.  This lecture is not open to the public. Please contact us for possible attendance: jazz@charlesmcpherson.com Photo By Antonio Porcar   Thinking about having a ‘Master’ visit your classroom or University Program? "Charles is an amazing human being as well as an incredible musician. Every statement, story and lesson was from the heart with intellect and passion.…

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March 2020

Sarasota Jazz Festival – MainStage Concert

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Charles McPherson joins today’s incredible jazz musicians: Dick Hyman - piano Ken Peplowski - woodwinds Russell Malone - guitar Photo by Antonio Porcar Cano

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April 2020

Los Músicos – Celebrating San Diego Ballet’s Resident Composers

April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - April 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - August 31, 2020
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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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