Celebrated jazz pianist, Dick Whittington, will be performing in our gallery on Sunday, April 8th, from 3:00-5:00pm, as part of our ongoing Jazz At The Cherry series. Whittington, a long-time Big Sur resident, began his career in Los Angeles in the 1950s, playing with such jazz notables as Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, and Sonny Criss. After relocating to Berkeley in the 1960s, he performed with Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Pepper, James Moody, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, Bobby McFerrin and many others. He was co-founder of the Berkeley School District Jazz Program which fostered the careers of Joshua Redman, Benny Green and dozens of others. Since arriving on the Monterey Peninsula, he has played at most of the major jazz venues and also performed as house pianist at Carmel’s Cypress Inn and Bernardus Lodge.
Joining Dick will be guitar master Bob Basa. A Brazilian music specialist, Basa has been in high demand in the Monterey area and has played continuously at Spanish Bay for over ten years. His past performances also include the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Tickets, $15, available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling(831) 624-7491. Savory fare, champagne and wine are included in the ticket price.