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Jazz Day With Charles McPherson
Saddleback’s Jazz Day offers performances by the aspiring and the inspiring, a day-long event leading up to a must-hear appearance by the Saddleback Big Band and Charles McPherson. McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. He was also the featured also saxophonist in the Clint Eastwood film Bird, a biography about Charlie Parker. McPherson remains a strong, viable force on the jazz scene today. Throughout his four decades of being an integral performer of the music, he has not merely remained true to his BOP origins, but has expanded on them. “He is a singular voice who has never sacrificed the fluidity of his melody making, and is held in high esteem by musicians both long seasoned and young.” – Stanley Crouch, New York Times

Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Saddleback MCKINNEY THEATER
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone: (949) 582-4656
Website: saddleback.edu/arts
E-Mail: eklinge@saddleback.edu
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