Photos: Marcus Shelby Orchestra at SFJAZZ

Marcus Shelby Orchestra (photo: Ria Burman) Flashback to 1960, and Duke Ellington Orchestra records Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker thanks in part to sweet pianist Billy Strayhorn's enthusiasm for the project. Flash forward to last Thursday, and the Marcus Shelby Orchestra are full-throttle & knee-deep in jazz-wowing the Miner Auditorium at SFJAZZ with Ellington/Stryhorn's version of The Nutcracker for the first half of the night. Opening up the second half of the show, Marcus Shelby invites Tiffany Austin and Kenny Washington to join in a set of jazzed-up Christmas songs, to which they sing-scat-dazzle harmoniously. Add to the already stellar mix of [...]

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