Marcus Shelby Orchestra
Marcus Shelby Orchestra
Black Ball: The Negro Leagues and the Blues

Marcus Shelby Orchestra

2023-24 | Family Matinees

Apr 13, 2024
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

Adults: $23
Seniors: $10
Children: $5

In celebration of the beginning of the 2024 baseball season, the Marcus Shelby Orchestra will present excerpts from Shelby's Black Ball: The Negro Leagues and the Blues, a suite that honors the history of Black baseball. The music includes songs, text, and instrumental compositions about Satchel Paige, Rube Foster, Effa Manley , Jackie Robinson, Toni Stone, barnstorming territory bands, umpires, and much more. Concertgoers should expect surprises, including clowns, video, and physical comedy. Baseball fans are encouraged to wear your favorite baseball jersey!

Artist Personnel

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Phil Vieux alto sax
Brad Leali alto sax
Patrick Wolff tenor sax & clarinet
Danny Brown tenor sax
Melecio Magdaluyo baritone sax

Danny Lubin-Laden trombone
TBA trombone
Rich Lee trombone

Mike Olmos trumpet
Richard Benitez trumpet
Chris Clarke trumpet

Greg Jacobs piano
Marcus Shelby bass
Sylvia Cuenca drums

Andi Wong slide show

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