February 23, 2018 – Yardbird Suite – Edmonton/Canada
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February 24, 2018 – PDX Jazz Festival – Portland/Oregon
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March 08, 2018 – Burghausen Jazz Festival – Burghausen/Germany
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Barbican Centre, London/UK, 

Stanley Cowell · Jean Carn · Cecil McBee · Alvin Queen 

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With Love


Banlieues Bleues, Paris/FR, Click here for Additional Info

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Click Here to listen to NPR’s nationwide broadcast of critic Kevin Whitehead’s review of “Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note”

Click Here to listen to an interview with Charles on WBGO’s “The Checkout” with Josh Jackson.
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Charles Tolliver began his professional career and simultaneously his recording debut with the saxophone giant Jackie McLean on Blue Note Records in 1964. Since then he has become one of the all time preeminent trumpeters in Jazz as well as one of its most gifted composer/arranger bandleaders. He is also a Grammy nominated recipient for his Blue Note Records recording "With Love".

With a career that has spanned five decades he has recorded and/or performed with such renowned artists as Roy Haynes, Hank Mobley, Willie Bobo, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Booker Ervin, Gary Bartz, Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Oliver Nelson, Stanley Cowell, Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill, Louis Hayes, Roy Ayers, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, and owned the trumpet chair with the great Max Roach for some years.

One of his latest recordings is "Emperor March" recorded live at the Blue Note club New York City.

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