Charles McPherson [alto saxophone]
Javon Jackson [tenor saxophone]
Amy Shook [bass]
Jeb Patton [piano]
Billy Drummond [drums]
For more than 60 years, saxophonist Charles McPherson has been one of the most expressive and highly regarded voices in jazz. His rich musical style, rooted in the blues and bebop, has influenced and inspired generations of musicians and listeners. Wynton Marsalis, a longtime admirer says: "Charles is the very definition of excellence in our music. He is the definitive master on this instrument. He plays with exceptional harmonic accuracy and sophistication. He performs free-flowing, melodic and thematically developed solos with unbelievable fire and an unparalleled depth of soul."
A former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers who also put in time with such jazz giants, Javon Jackson keeps the fires burning for straight ahead jazz.
Amy Shook is one of the most in-demand acoustic bassists in the mid-Atlantic, coveted for her huge sound and infectious, driving groove. In addition to being a premier performing and recording artist, she is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (playing acoustic bass, electric bass, violin, viola, and cello), composer and music educator.
Jeb Patton, described as both a "young phenomon... on piano" and an "absolute great," has earned a well-regarded reputation in the international jazz community. The multi-talented Patton is known as a "player of great expression.”
Billy Drummond is acclaimed by Downbeat as one of the hippest and versatile bandleaders now at work, his thrilling, powerful and highly musical playing has also made him one of the most called-for sidemen of his generation.
1350 Lancaster Street Baltimore, MD 21231
Ticket holders can call our box office Wednesday-Sunday at 410-946-6726 to check on seating options and availabilities. Best seating available for those who come earliest to the shows. Doors open at 5 pm from Wednesday-Saturday and at 4 pm on Sunday.