Joined by Marcus Shelby’s 10-piece jazz orchestra, Rob Kapilow continues his explorations of American identity in music, this time focusing on Duke Ellington. Shelby, a pre-eminent figure on the Bay Area jazz scene, is a bassist, arranger, composer, educator, and activist focused on sharing the past, present, and future of African American music.
This event is part of What Makes it Great?, a three performance series that includes Kapilow's take on the Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The American Quartet. Each performance includes discussion and demonstration, followed by a complete performance and a question and answer session with the performers after the concert.
Generously supported by Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum and the Koret Foundation