Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Sunday at the Bach

Press release

By on Sat, February 18, 2012

Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land SF JAZZ Festival - Great American Music Hall - Oct. 19, 2007 - Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra (video: Paul Waters)

Bassist Shelby leads his 15 piece orchestra in a special Black History Month Program featuring music from their latest CD release “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”, and music from their previous releases “Harriet Tubman” and “Port Chicago”.  The program will also feature excerpts from “Black, Brown, and Beige”, Duke Ellington’s perennial 1943 composition about African American history. Shelby’s SF based orchestra has made the Down Beat Rising Star polls 2 times (Best Big Band, Best Arranger, and Best Composer) and their release “Soul of the Movement” reached #2 on the jazz radio charts.

Sunday, February 19, 2012,
at the Douglas Beach House, 307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay
4:30 to 7:30 pm, $35