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San Diego Ballet's A Night Of Jazz & Dance


  • WHEN Multiple dates from May 18 - May 20, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $35 - $50

San Diego Ballet presents A Night of Jazz & Dance, a dance performance that features live music by jazz greats Charles McPherson and Kamau Kenyatta.

McPherson's work "Reflections and Hope," originally commissioned by San Diego Ballet Artistic Director Javier Velasco in May 2017, will feature a new middle movement "that reflects some of the chaos of our time." The internationally-renowned saxophonist lives in San Diego and frequently collaborates with the ballet.

Kenyatta's piece "Cityscapes – A Tour in Sound and Motion," is an all-new work written for San Diego Ballet. Kenyatta, an American musician, record producer, arranger, film composer and jazz educator, received his Grammy Awards for his work as producer and arranger of two albums by Gregory Porter.

The performances will also include three Gershwin works arranged and performed live by McPherson alongside Grammy-nominated pianist Randy Porter and bassist, Rob Thorsen.

Former company dancer and currently a first soloist at the National Ballet of Canada, Chelsy Meiss, will share the stage with McPherson and the San Diego Ballet dancers at the Saturday show, for one performance only.

Also on Saturday night is a meet-and-greet champagne reception. Guests will be the first to hear the announcement of San Diego Ballet’s next season.

For tickets and additional details call (619) 294-7378.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A promotional photo for A Night of Jazz & Dance, courtesy...

Above: A promotional photo for A Night of Jazz & Dance, courtesy of San Diego Ballet.


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