Christian McBride, musical director, John Clayton, conductor

Special guests: Dave Grusin, Sean Jones, Hubert Laws,

Grégoire Maret, Lewis Nash, Lee Ritenour, Alfredo Rodriguez, Ashford + Simpson’s Valerie Simpson, plus an all-star big band

Tonight we shine a light on three masterful A&M jazz albums from Quincy Jones – Walking in Space, Gula Matari and Smackwater Jack – from a peak creative time in his life that mirrored a transition in jazz history. Opening the evening are artists who are examples of Quincy’s prodigious ear for talent.