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Marcus Shelby at the Bayview Opera House Sunday February 26

BVOH and SF Architectural Heritage Present:

Sunday, Feb 26, 3PM
The Marcus Shelby Quartet, featuring vocalist Faye Carol, will present a musical tribute to freedom fighter, Civil War hero, and Women's Suffrage champion Harriet Tubman at the Bayview Opera House on Sunday, February 26th.

3PM: Performance (doors 1:30PM, food and drink available)

Special Honoree:  Ms. Dorris Vincent

Tickets: http://bvohshelby.eventbrite.com
Advance tickets $15, $20 at door, $10 Seniors, $5 youth, kids under 6 free
(one per adult)

Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 Third Street (between Oakdale and Newcomb)
San Francisco, CA 94124

MUNI 23, 24, 44, 54, KT
Parking lot available

This one-time performance is co-sponsored by Bayview Opera House (BVOH) and San Francisco Architectural Heritage (Heritage) in celebration of Black History Month. Heritage Director Mike Buhler states: "We are thrilled to honor the rich legacy of the city's African-American community in one of the San Francisco's earliest landmarks. Built in 1888, the recently-restored Bayview Opera House has served for decades as the neighborhood's primary social and political hub."  Executive Director of the Bayview Opera House, Barbara Ockel, adds, "The BVOH is proud to be kicking off our 2012 Bayview Opera House Jazz Series with a familiar San Francisco face, The Marcus Shelby Quartet, featuring vocalist Faye Carol, one of our city's most versatile and creative female vocal stylists.  By attending this special tribute concert, your admission will fuel our Dare to Dream ARTS Youth Enrichment Program".

Marcus Shelby has extensively researched and developed music that pays homage to Harriet Tubman, inspired in part by her profound use of music to free herself and countless other slaves. Her musical tools included field cries, works songs, and spirituals. Shelby has created original compositions, re-arranged and re-orchestrated spirituals, freedom songs, jazz, and blues music that illuminate the history and story of Ms. Tubman.The Marcus Shelby Orchestra released its critically acclaimed recording "Harriet Tubman" in 2008 and were later voted rising stars in both Big Band and Arranger categories in Downbeat in 2009 and 2011. As a follow up to "Harriet Tubman," The Marcus Shelby Orchestra released its new recording "Soul of the Movement" on January 15, 2011 (Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday). "Soul of the Movement" combines swing, blues, ballads, text, vocals, spirituals, and other forms to evoke the wonderful history of America.

This special tribute concert will include commentary and narrative about the life and history of Harriet Tubman and is appropriate for all folks young and old, black or white who are interested in the story of this great American hero-Harriet Tubman.

Marcus Shelby Quartet with special guest Faye Carol is:

Faye Carol: vocals
Howard Wiley: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Adam Shulman: piano
Jeff Marrs: drums
Marcus Shelby: bass, speaker

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The nonprofit Bayview Opera House's mission is to provide arts and culture to the Bayview community, with a strong focus on free or low-cost arts education for children and youth.

Established in 1971, San Francisco Architectural Heritage is a nonprofit membership organization with a mission to preserve and enhance San Francisco's unique architectural and cultural identity.

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