The renowned alto saxophonist, Charles McPherson, will lead a hot sextet at PAJA’s next event—Friday evening, June 5th. McPherson who is one of the stellar bop artists on the planet has played with just about every jazz great, from Dizzy Gillespie to Phil Woods to Wynton Marsalis. It was McPherson who played the alto licks in Clint Eastwood’s biopic of Charlie Parker, “Bird.”
At the June 5 concert, he’ll be joined by two other local alto virtuosos, Andrew Speight and Steven Lugerner, and sparks should fly with this threesome. PAJA fans will be pleased by Larry Vuckovich on piano, Jeff Chambers on bass and Chucky McPherson on drums. As mentioned, this is a hot sextet and you’ll be hearing great takes on jazz classics.
|The tentative site is the El Palo Alto room at the new Palo Alto Community Center (next to the new Mitchell Park Library). The concert, starting at 7:30pm, will be presented in a cabaret setting—with tables and chairs--and wine and soft drinks will be available.
Tickets will be available by mail, starting April 20, from E. Fox, PAJA Tickets, 294 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto 94306 and at the usual outlets: Peninsula Music and Repair, Palo Alto; The Record Man, Redwood City; Vinyl Solution, San Mateo, and Groove Yard, Oakland. Ticket prices: $40 general admission, $35 PAJA members (limit of two at this price), $15 students.