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Pacifica resident Roger Glenn will showcase the vibraphone during a special event at the Beach Dancing and Dynamite Society in March. Kyle Ludowitz/Review

Only two more performances remain in Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society’s winter concert series.

Up first is the Charles McPherson Quartet. The ensemble includes Jeb Patton on the piano, Jeff Littleton on the bass and Billy Drummond on the drums. Saxophonist and quartet namesake Charles McPherson has been at it for five decades, yet he has remained true to his bebop origins. As he nears his 80th birthday, McPherson is still a force to be reckoned with on today’s jazz scene. McPherson’s recording resume includes collaborations with Lionel Hampton, Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis and Dizzy Gillespie as well as an extensive stint with Charles Mingus. The Charles McPherson Quartet is set to take the stage at 4:30 p.m. on March 3. 

Back for more after his Mel Martin tribute last July, Pacifica resident Roger Glenn will present “Beware of the Vibes of March.” Glenn, who has mastered the flute and the saxophone, will focus on the vibraphone.

To showcase the importance of the sometimes-overlooked instrument, four vibists will perform select music from some of the greats who have made the instrument famous. Yancie Taylor, Tommy Kesecker and Dillon Vado will join Glenn on vibes. Pianist Murray Low, bass player Robb Fisher, percussionist Estaire Godinez and drummer Leon Joyce Jr. will also be on stage. Glenn’s musical resume includes collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann and Pete Escovedo. As a flutist, his talents have been showcased on many recordings. Bay Area jazz fans have seen him at Cesar’s Latin Palace in San Francisco through the years.

Beware of the Vibes of March is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on March 10.

The 2019 Spring Series was recently announced. On Feb. 22, members will have the option to purchase advance tickets. After March 8, everyone is welcome to snag their seats to this most powerful musical lineup. The Taylor Eigsti Trio will kick off the series on March 31. The Baylor Project, the David Weiss Sextet, and the Don Byron Quartet are slated for April. The Smith Dobson Quartet, the Tiffany Austin Septet, and the Messenger Legacy are on deck for May. Tony Lindsay and the Soul Soldiers will close out the Spring Series. 

All performances are to be held at the Douglas Beach House, located at 311 Mirada Road. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit bachddsoc.org.

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