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Jazz Saxophonist Mike McMullen Honors His Family And Mentors On 'Picture Book'

Chris Remington / Capital Public Radio

Chris Remington / Capital Public Radio

Mike McMullen has enjoyed a long career as a jazz saxophonist, playing alongside greats like Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and Randy Brecker.

His new album, "Picture Book," honors his recently deceased mother and his musical mentors, as an emotional tribute to a life well lived.

McMullen performed live in the Insight studio, along with his collaborator and fellow Sacramento State music professor Steve Homan.

You can see Mike McMullen perform this weekend at the Capital Jazz Project's "Passing The Torch" show on Feb. 25.


Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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