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Charles McPherson Quintet at Jazz Standard

Wednesday July 9, 2014

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Head over to the Jazz Standard this week and catch the Charles McPherson Quintet

Legendary alto saxophonist Charles McPherson brings his quintet to the Jazz Standard this week. McPherson, who first came to the spotlight as a 12-year member of the Charles Mingus group, has become one of the best known names in jazz.

In addition to his work with Mingus, McPherson has released over 24 albums as a bandleader, including his iconic Live at the Five Spot in 1966 and the widely-celebrated First Flight Out in 1994. McPherson is also known for his work on the soundtrack to Clint Eastwood’s Charlie Park bio-pic Bird.

McPherson will join forces with Grammy award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch, pianist Jeb Patton, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Victor Lewis.

The ensemble will play sets at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets are $25 per person for all Thursday and Sunday shows and $30 for Friday and Saturday shows.

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