Marcus Shelby Orchestra w/ Ledisi
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Marcus Shelby
SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director

Marcus Shelby Orchestra w/ Ledisi

The Music of Nina Simone & Standards

MAY 14–17 | SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Marcus Shelby

May 14 - May 17, 2020
Miner Auditorium
ThuMay 14

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7:30 PM

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FriMay 15
7:30 PM

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SatMay 16
7:30 PM

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SunMay 17
7:00 PM

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12-time GRAMMY-nominated singer Ledisi joins Shelby’s orchestra for an evening devoted to the music of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. The New Orleans-born, Bay Area-raised Ledisi has led a magical career, releasing a half-dozen acclaimed albums blending her deeply rooted jazz skills with neo-soul and R&B, performing on pianist Robert Glasper’s GRAMMY-winning landmark Black Radio, and appearing onscreen as gospel icon Mahalia Jackson in Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning historical drama Selma. Last year, Ledisi performed her Simone tribute Nina and Me at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater.

ABOUT MARCUS SHELBY
Bassist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader Marcus Shelby is a figure synonymous with Bay Area jazz and the spirit of collaboration. A recipient of the Charles Mingus Scholarship, Shelby attended Cal Arts and studied with Charlie Haden and James Newton while working simultaneously with the all-star jazz ensemble Black/Note, who released a series of highly regarded albums in the 1990s. Since moving to the Bay Area, he has led a highly regarded jazz orchestra and numerous small groups, with large-scale commissions focused on the history, present, and future of the African-American experience.

In the depth of her convictions and the proud intimacy of her reveal, Ledisi has some things in common with Nina Simone.

The New York Times

In the depth of her convictions and the proud intimacy of her reveal, Ledisi has some things in common with Nina Simone.

The New York Times

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Ledisi

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Marcus Shelby

Freedom Trail

Ledisi

All The Way