The series opens on Tuesday, February 26, with a special celebration of the 80th birthday of San Diego treasure and internationally renowned jazz icon Charles McPherson. McPherson will be feted later this spring in New York City by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a joint birthday concert with piano legend McCoy Tyner. For this San Diego celebration, McPherson performs for the first time in his hometown with his NYC quartet, comprising Jeb Patton on piano, Jeff Littleton on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums. For more than 50 years, McPherson has been one of the most expressive and highly regarded voices in jazz. His rich musical style, rooted in blues and bebop, has influenced and inspired generations of musicians and listeners.
Event Site: http://www.ljathenaeum.org/event/902be3dc8da0b1c31f58d60964a4e8c6