Loren Pickford’s tribute to the beat generation

Thu Mar 12

9:30 PM

Master alto saxophonist/ flutist/ dudukist/ pianist/ composer Loren Pickford has had a multifaceted career for the last 48 years as his life wanderings have taken him through a tour of American musics and the jazz scenes of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Louisville, Amsterdam, Paris, New Orleans and Kansas City, in the role of bandleader, sideman, composer and arranger. These range from his early on the road stints as a tenor player with R&B and blues legends Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles and T Bone Walker, The Righteous Bros, The Chi Lites, Van Morrison and Randi Crawford, to work as a sideman with jazz artists, Cecil McBee, Andrew Hill, Frank Rossolino, Hannibal, Shorty Rogers,, Brian Blade, George Cables, Billy Higgins and many others. He has been a member of traditional New Orleans jazz groups, The Tuxedo Jazz Band, The New Orleans All Stars of Jazz on their 1993 tour of Brazil, and a November 2005 tour of Europe with The Spirit of New Orleans.