As a result of two astonishing concerts at the San Sebastian festival in the 1970s, Charles Mingus changed the nature of the festival. In recognition of this, the festival organizers presented a plaque on the wall of their new location, surrounded by magnificent walls from the 17th Century. The Mingus Big Band performed at the San Sebastian Jazz Festival in July 2005, at which time Sue Mingus accepted the honor on behalf of Charles Mingus from festival director Miguel Martin.
August, 2005 “At Home With Charles Mingus,” Interview in Jazz Times
July 12, 2005 ”Charles Mingus: First and Foremost a Composer,” Interview in All About Jazz
April 22, 2005 ”A Birthday Salute to Charles Mingus,” National Public Radio
Sept. 15, 2005 ”press & interviews in Paris, France, including La Nouvel Observateur, La Tribune, Liberation, Vibrations Improjazz, Jazz Magazine, Jazz Hot, Jazzman as well as Radio France International & France Culture”
October, 2005 ”BBC Interview”