Saturday, March 30
7:30 p.m. Talk
8:00 p.m. Concert
James S. Copley Auditorium
Join San Diego jazz icon Gilbert Castellanos and featured guest Sarah McKenzie at Portraits In Jazz! The Australian-born, Paris-based jazz pianist and singer is poised to join the rarefied air occupied by superstars Diana Krall and Norah Jones. She’ll perform a rich collection of originals, as well as jazz standards from the likes of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer and Michel Legrand, backed by a top shelf band including Castellanos himself.
At 7:30 p.m. a pre-concert talk about some of the most legendary pianists in jazz will be given by James Romeo*, professor of music at San Diego Mesa College where he directs the award-winning Concert Jazz Band and the Kearny Mesa Concert Band. Mr. Romeo is a saxophonist with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Saxophone Quartet.
Portraits In Jazz is a series co-presented by the San Diego Museum of Art and series curator Gilbert Castellanos.
Presale: $10 members | $15 military, students, seniors | $20 nonmembers
At the door: $15 members | $20 military, students, seniors | $25 nonmembers
*The pre-concert talk will now be given by James Romeo, replacing guest speaker Ken Poston