Charles McPherson with Terell Stafford

Sun Aug 27, 2023
3:00pm to 7:00pm ET
Age: All
Price: Free
Tompkins Square Park

Introduce the kids to a group of all-star musicians, led by alto saxophonist and bandleader Charles McPherson, who famously performed with Charles Mingus in the ‘60s.

Also performing:

  • Vincent Herring’s Septet, Something Else!, a new group that draws its name from Cannonball Adderley’s 1958 classic Blue Note LP. The portfolio of music played by “Something Else” includes some of the most iconic toe tapping Soul Jazz Songs ever created from the books of Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Timmons, Horace Silver, Bob James, Pee Wee Ellis, Quincy Jones and many more.
  • Chelsea Baratz’s HERA collective—named after the Olympian queen of the gods—is a unique group of groundbreaking female artists and bandleaders assembled to showcase original works. More than just an ensemble of talented players, each musician that performs with HERA has her own band, her own original music, and her own sound, like featured vocalist and Growing Up Jazz founder Andromeda Turre.
  • Opener Michael Mayo, a student of jazz legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, wields a commanding and otherworldly voice that’s taken him around the world and back again.
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