Culture Watch: de Young Museum Features 8 Jazz Ensembles This Friday
This Friday, Jan 18, at the superb de Young museum in Golden Gate Park from 6.30pm to 10 pm, eight jazz ensembles perform original works inspired by the museum's permanent collection.
Live music by eight ensembles (listed with the art that inspired their works):
The Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra (The Peaceable Kingdom, by Edward Hicks)
Erik Jekabson's "West Coast" Quartet + Strings (Anti-Mass, by Cornelia Parker)
Howard Wiley and the Angola Project (Cotton Picker, by Robert Gwathmey)
The Kasey Knudsen Group (Cowgirl, by Deborah Oropallo, from the temporary exhibition Guise)
Angela Wellman's New Roots (Imunu figures in the Jolika Collection of New Guinea art)
The Ben Goldberg Quintet (A Bermuda Window in a Semi-tropic Character, by Marsden Hartley)
The Babatunde Lea Quartet (Hovor II, by El Anatsui)
Mitch Marcus Quintet + 13 (Lake Basin in High Sierra, by Chiura Obata)
The event is a joint production with Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco's oldest nonprofit alternative arts organization, now in its 43rd year. http://www.theintersection.org/.
Here is Allison Lovejoy, composer, concert pianist, and cabaret performer, interviewing Marcus Shelby, San Francisco's leading jazz composer and performer. They discuss his composition inspired by Edward Hick's "The Peaceable Kingdom" following rehearsals.