There are people that come into your life at various moments to give you a hand, guidance, or an idea that carries you well beyond your next phase of life. Bert Turetzky has been one of those guys for me. I studied with him at the University of California, San Diego. At 85 (this Wednesday), he’s still playing and inspiring. George Varga at the The San Diego Union Tribune has written a nice tribute to him.

There’s even a short video.

If you’re in San Diego this Friday, go and wish him a Happy Birthday:

Bertram Turetzky 85th Birthday Celebration

When: 8 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018
Where: Arias Hall (behind the Musician’s Association building), 717 Morena Blvd., Bay Park.
Tickets: $15
Phone: (858) 270-7467