2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
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Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance and Tootie Heath

Giants of Jazz:
Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath

Charles McPherson, saxophone; Junior Mance, piano; John Wiitala, bass; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums
This show is sold out, but you can still catch the Junior Mance Trio on July 27!

Saturday, July 24, 8 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $40 general | $24 students

Charles McPherson, Junior Mance, and Tootie Heath are true giants of jazz who continue to push the music forward and expand upon the great traditions they helped define. Alto saxophonist McPherson first achieved national recognition through his long and fruitful association with Charles Mingus in the 1960's and 70's, and has recorded more than 20 albums as a leader. Blending the bebop melodicism of Charlie Parker, the soulful sound of the blues, and a wide streak of improvisational daring, McPherson "plays with an emotion that bloats the notes until the saxophone seems about to melt or crack" (New York Times).

Pianist Junior Mance is "something else," according to DownBeat, continuing, "so complete is his psychological command over his instrument that very few of his fellows approach him in this area." With a flair for the blues and mastery of bop in all its various guises, Mance has played with Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington and Cannonball Adderley among others, and, after more than 50 years as a bandleader and recording artist, swings harder than ever. Albert "Tootie" Heath's drumming matches his personality; it's simultaneously relaxed and ebullient, with humor and wisdom in equal measure. A Workshop favorite, Tootie has been playing and teaching at the Workshop for over twenty years. Accompanied by John Wiitala, one of the Bay Area's finest bassists, these musical masters deliver jazz at its finest.


Junior Mance Trio – "Looptown"

Junior Mance Trio – "You Are Too Beautiful"

Junior Mance Trio – "Girl of My Dreams"

Charles McPherson – "The Viper"

Charles McPherson – "I Can't Get Started"

Charles McPherson – "Here's that Rainy Day"


Charles McPherson - 2004 San Diego Music Awards

Charles McPherson at the Anthology Club San Diego - "Marionette"

Junior Mance - au Duc des Lombards

Supported in part by Lisa Friedman & Jim Harris, Paula & Philip Kirkeby

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