Les McCann - official website. Biography, discography, recent recordings and future concerts, plus some of his paintings and photographs.



LES McCANN

Welcome to my home page

I want to thank the late Cornell Dupree for the wonderful years I was in his band, and wish him a great journey home to God.
--Les

This page contains my professional biography, a discography of my albums, info. about my latest recordings, and some of my paintings and prints. My page is always changing -- so thank you for visiting me, and please check back often for MORE OF LES!

You've just heard a clip from my signature song "COMPARED TO WHAT"
From: Swiss Movement (1969, Atlantic with Eddie Harris)
also available on
Relationships: The Les McCann Anthology (1993, Rhino/Atlantic)

A new side of me: "Band Whisperer." I'm available to be hired by bands and/or vocalists who want to be evaluated from an outside voice of experience.

Demo CDs or videos are to be mailed to Les McCann, c/o Michael Kastner, CPA, 501 So. Beverly Hills Drive, Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, along with your check for $100 made out to me. Your demos will not be returned. Make your telephone contact information clear so that I can give you an evaluation of your music (both instrumentalists and vocalists) and give you my advice on your direction.

Evaluations in person are always better. Price to be determined by me based on time and location of the project. Send your request to the same address mentioned above. Include your phone number. I do not do email. I don't have a computer. I did, but it got in the way of life.
-Les McCann

"Where and When"

I'm still working, mostly with Javon Jackson. So check his site for current gigs. I'll be posting the dates of personal performances in and around Los Angeles, so stay tuned here for those.

To see and hear a video of Eddie Harris and me go to Youtube. Seems my German friends did a good job back when Eddie was alive and we played together there.

"Past Performances"

New Year's Eve 2011

LES McCANN - with JAVON JACKSON and his band

at

The Typhoon

Los Angeles, CA

I'm still working, mostly with Javon Jackson. So check his site for current gigs. I'll be posting the dates of personal performances in and around Los Angeles, so stay tuned here for those.

To see and hear a video of Eddie Harris and me go to Youtube. Seems my German friends did a good job back when Eddie was alive and we played together there.

"Past Performances"

— Swiss Movement Revisited — Les and Javon Jackson have teamed up to preform:

Japan Tour

Japan -- not sure of cities at this time
Six concerts
September 22nd through the 29th, 2009

Jazz in the Valley

August 16th, 2009
Kerhoukson, NY

The Egg

August 15th, 2009
Albany, NY

Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach, CA -- August 8th, 2009

Newark Museum

Neward, NJ -- June 17th, 2009

Dupont Clifford Brown Jazz Fesival

Wilmington, DE -- June 20th, 2009

at the following venues:

Jimmy Mak's

Portland Oregon
April 30, 2008

Jazz Alley

Seattle, Washington
May 1-4, 2008

Yoshi's

Oakland, CA
May 7-9, 2008

Estes Park Jazz Festval

Estes Park, Colorado
May 18, 2008

Dakota Bar and Grill

Minneapolis, MN
May 29, 2008

Randolph's Lounge

Friday, August 8th, 2008 7737 Meany Avenue, Suite A-7
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 615-1490

San Jose Jazz Festival

San Jose, CA
August 20, 2008

Park City Jazz Festival

Park City Utah
August 24, 2008

Capitol Theatre

Willimantic, CT
Sept. 20, 2008

Beantown Jazz Festival

Boston MA
Sept. 27, 2008

Charles Drew University of Med. & Science

Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 5, 2008

Solid Dove Underground

Denver, Colorado
Oct. 15, 2008

The Outpost

Alburquerque NM
Oct. 16, 2008

Jazz Cellar

Vancouver Canada
Oct. 17-18, 2008

Kuumba

Santa Cruz, CA
Oct. 20, 2008

Jazz at the Bistro

St. Louis, MO
10/22 - 25, 2008

Kennedy Center

Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2008

The Music Hall

Detroit MI
Dec. 12-13, 2008

May 29-June 4 2009 JAPAN — six concerts

Promoter: Mon Production Co., Ltd.

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March 27, 2009

No. Carolina A&T State University
Les will perform with local musicians
and the Cabaret Theater Ensemble consisting
of about 20 vocalists.

DAKOTA BAR & GRILL

May 19, 2008
Minnesota

ESTES PARK, CO

May 18th, 2008
Colorado, Utah

YOSHI's OAKLAND

May 7-9
Oakland, California

YOSHI's OAKLAND

May 7-9
Oakland, California

JAZZ ALLEY

Seattle, Washintgon
May 1-4, 2008

JIMMY MAKS

Portland, Oregon
April 30th, 2008

LES INDUCTED INTO KENTUCKY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

February 21st, 2008
Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom
Lexington, Kentucky

Kentuckymusicmuseum.com

Les performs with Adam Dorn

Concert
Le Jazz Cool — Le Jazz Hot: A Celebration of Modern Jazz in Los Angeles and France
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
Admission: Tickets $15. Call (310) 440-7300 for tickets.

http://www.getty.edu/visit/calendar/days/11142007.html

Côte à Côte concludes with a jazz concert featuring musicians from the West Coast and France playing new arrangements of well-known favorites and fresh interpretations of jazz classics.

Concert performers include Ernie Andrews, Bobby Bradford, Adam Dorn, Vinny Golia, Les McCann, Bud Shank, Jack Sheldon, and René Urtreger.

November 24th, 2007

ORANGE COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
OCPAC.org (Calendar of Events -- buy tickets)

Les & John Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Les will perform at both sessions:
8:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

August 19th, 2007
"Jazz in the Valley"
Kerhonkson, New York

www.transartinc.org/jazz.html">

The Javon Jackson Band featuring Les McCann

Javon Jackson began working professionally in local jazz clubs at age 16, playing with former Max Roach Quintet pianist Billy Wallace. After sitting in one night Javon's style on tenor earned him an invitation to join Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. This performance has him featuring the legendary Les McCann. Best known for his platinum single "Compared to What"

18th & Vine Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival
BACK TO ROCKVILLE

Saturday, June 16, 2007
The Music Blog of the Kansas City Star

BLUES ALLEY, WASHINGTON, D.C.

LES McCANN (Keys/Vocals) with JAVON JACKSON
September 26-October 1, 2006

Italy & Greece Tour 2006

Narni Black Festival - 1 September
Narni - Italy

Bordighera Jazz & Blues Festival - 2 september
Bordighera, Italy

Narni Black Festival - 3 September
Rome, Italy

Blue Note - Milano 4 -8 September
Milano, Italy

Ischia Jazz Festival - 9 September

Venue City - Athens, Greece 13 September

Syracuse Jazz Fest. Master Class

With Frank Malfatino
Whitnes Applied Tech. Center, Room 102/103
June 25, 2006

Montreaux Jazz Festival

Tribute to Ahrnet Ertagun
June 30, 2006
(see below for more)

PARIS JAZZ FESTIVAL

2 July 2006

Kanfleuterisaal Pelikanstrasse

July 3, 2006

Jazz Fest Wein
Vienna State Opera

6 July 2006

Javon Jackson & LES McCANN

Thursday, March 16th 2006
Time: 9:30 PM - 1:15 AM
At the BooM BooM RooM

Soul Survivors in Japan

May 9th -- Blue Note Nagoya
May 10th/11th -- Blue Note Tokyo
May 12th -- Blue Note Osaka

The Blue Monk -- Portland, OR

May 26th & 27th Les McCann featuring Mel Brown

Montreux Jazz Festival

June 30th

Yes! It's where Les & Eddie Harris performed and recorded ('69) the hit album "Swiss Movement." Because of this recording, Les & Eddie have been credited for putting the city of Montreux on the world jazz map. Now music fans come to Montreux from all over the world.

Because Eddie has passed on, "gone home", Les will be performing again this year solo.

The night of the Ahmet Ertegun (founder of Atlantic Records) tribute, Les will be performing his million seller "COMPARED TO WHAT."

"Come join me at this party. The love is strong. --Les"

New Year's Eve '05

LES McCANN -- featuring KEITH ANDERSON -- (Keith's Home Page)

at

The Typhoon

Los Angeles, CA

SUMMER 2005 EUROPEAN TOUR

Italy - France - England - Austria - Japan

Italy Info: 0534-22021
www.porrettasoul.it

The Blue Monk

Portland, OR
March 25, 26, 2005

Blues Alley

Washington, D.C.
March 29 through April 3, 2005

New Year's Eve - 2004

The Typhoon

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Jazz Society (LAJS)

22nd Annual Jazz Tribute & Awards Dinner Concert

Les McCann: Tribute Honoree

October 3, 2004
www.LAJazzSociety.org

Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Sept. 12, 2004
www.JazzBlues.org

SUMMER TOUR (US, Canada & Austria)

23 June -- Boulder Theater, (Colorado) USA
24-25 June -- Jerome Ballroom (Aspen)
26 June - 27 -- Macewan Hall - Univ. of Calgary & Starlite Rm. (Edmonton) Canada
30 June -- Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver) Canada

1 July -- Market Square Courtyard (Victoria) Canada
3 July -- Lugano Jazz Festival
6 July -- Montreux Jazz Festival
7-10 July -- Joe Zawinul's Birdland (Vienna) Austria

Monty Alexander
with special guest Les McCann

appeared at

Jazz at the Bistro

in St. Louis from April 14-17, 2004.

Black Academy of Arts & Letters

February 14th, 2004 -- Dallas, Texas

"Heart of Jazz "

A tribute to the late Nina Simone
with Angela Bofiel & Miki Howard

The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Sunday, January 25, 2004 through Tuesay, January 27, 2004
1010 Nicollet • Minneapolis • MN • 612-332-1010

See two GREAT REVIEWS

New Year's Eve

The Typhoon

Los Angeles, CA

Saturday
DECEMBER 6th
2003

 Bobby Rodriguez
7th Annual
"LatinJazz Christmas Show"

Special Guest

Les McCann

Luckman Theater

Cal State Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

8:00 pm

323/343-6611

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS

NOW!

Santa Barbara Festival of Art & Jazz 2003

October 10, 11, 12, 2003

Iridium, New York City
Soul Survivors

October 21-26, 2003
Two sets nightly, 8 & 10 p.m., Third set Fri. & Sat. at 12:15

Yoshi's at Jack London Square in Oakland

on Thursday, September 4th through Sunday, September 7th -- "SOUL SURVIVORS"

Les recently performed at the BLUE NOTE TOKYO -- "SOUL SURVIVORS"

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