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Charles Mingus

Nogales jazz music festival strengthens Mingus legacy

Nogales jazz music festival strengthens Mingus legacy

Composer Charles Mingus was a prominent jazz musician with strong ties to California and New York, but his earliest days were spent in Southern Arizona.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fred Hersch Trio in concert Wednesday

Fred Hersch Trio in concert Wednesday

“I’m first and foremost a jazz pianist playing songs,” said Fred Hersch, lest there be any mistake about it. This general confusion can come from the classical feeling in Hersch’s music.

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Saxophonist McPherson, 2 events celebrate jazzman Mingus

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson this weekend celebrates Charles Mingus, a bassist and composer whose innovative work helped define a new direction for jazz after World War II.

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