Birdland is proud to commemorate the anniversary of the legendary jazz guitarist John Abercrombie’s 75th birthday. John was not only a gifted guitarist, ECM recording artist and composer but also an inspiring teacher and mentor. Musical director and pianist Marc Copland will direct a program that will feature a full range of his compositions featuring his close musical collaborators and admirers . Birdland was also John’s favorite place to play, so this has the makings of a very extraordinary evening. Ticket proceeds will benefit the John Abercrombie Jazz Scholarship Foundation (JAJSF) www.johnabercrombiejazzfund.org. The (JAJSF) enables talented and determined jazz musicians to pursue their creative and career goals with essential tuition support.