Marcus Shelby Orchestra -- Blues and the Pursuit of Freedom at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society at the Douglas Beach House
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Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society at the Douglas Beach House
311 Mirada Rd,
Half Moon Bay, CA
Sun, January 20, 2013
Under the leadership of Marcus Shelby, this 15 piece big band will showcase excerpts from their various suites, including Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Port Chicago, and their current commissioned worked, Green and Blues, a musical perspective on the natural history of the SF Bay Area. The concert celebrates the history of social movements and how music has played an important and inspiring part of shaping and creating the US. The MSO will perform selections from their latest release “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Porto Franco Records) in celebration of MLK’s birthday. Marcus Shelby Orchestra is based in San Francisco and 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.
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