Legendary Bassist Marcus Shelby Discusses His Opera “Harriet’s Spirit”

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway were two of the first internationally known Black musicians in this country, and they were both leaders of big bands otherwise known as orchestras, which means that big bands played an integral part … Continue readingLegendary Bassist Marcus Shelby Discusses His Opera “Harriet’s Spirit”