San Francisco jazz composer and bassist Marcus Shelby will present excerpts from his oratorio for orchestra and vocal ensemble "Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land."
This program, titled "Harriet Tubman and Jazz," includes an historical perspective on Harriet Tubman, her relationship to the history of jazz, and a live presentation of the oratorio reduced for jazz quintet and one vocalist -- the remarkable Faye Carol.
Proceeds will benefit the Equal Justice Society, a national advocacy organization advancing social and racial justice through law and public policy, communications and the arts, and alliance building. EJS facilitates strategic discourses throughout the United States, among multiple disciplines and constituencies with an interest in achieving racial equity. Together, we can transform society into one where race is no longer a barrier to opportunity.
The event is co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Black Alumni Association.
Purchase tickets by Oct. 11 online:
Official Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/20661
Added by kamisugi on September 24, 2007