Marcus Shelby Orchestra with Vocalist Faye Carol last performed at the Bach on February 19, 2012.
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.
Special guest, Faye Carol will add to this Black History Month concert, singing blues, ballads, and swing. Faye is one of the premiere vocalists of her time. Her unique style and gift of connecting with her audience is astonishing. This Bay Area living legend remains true to her Mississippi roots infusing the blues into everything from Cole Porter to Michelle Legrand songs.
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