On Thursday, September 11 at Yoshi’s Night Club in San Francisco North Bay saxophonist Marcia Miget will perform two shows with Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra. A mutual admiration society Ms. Miget has been a consistent presence performing and recording with Dr. Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra since 2004. Over the last four years Marcia has performed this big band’s unique repertoire at Monterey, Stern Grove, and Fillmore Jazz Festivals. With skills that cross multiple genres she performs with the Voices of Latin Rock (most recently receiving two standing ovations at Yountville’s Lincoln Theater) with performance credits including Wayne Wallace’s Rhythm and Rhyme, the Northern California Lighthouse Singers 25th Anniversary conducted by Helen Stevens and Stephen Roberts, the Montclair Women’s Big Band and Carlos Santana. She’s played at several International Association of Jazz Educators' Conventions with the African American Jazz Caucus AllStar Big Band (in 2004 was the Featured Artist with the Historically Black Colleges' University Allstar Band). Her last project-as-producer was with legendary Bebop pianist, Freddie Redd. Her performance pedigree includes multiple appearances with Carlos Santana, and such notables as Larry Ridley, Jimmy Cobb, Buddy Baker, Kenny Barron, Orestes Vilato, Frank Foster, Pete Escovedo, Donald Byrd, Tyrone Hill of Sun Ra’s Arkestra, Freddy Redd, Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra, Carl Perazzo, Phish, Wayne Wallace, John Santos, Babatunde Lea, Abel Sanchez, Jorge Santana and Prophet, Jaimeo Brown and Dartanyan Brown.
Celebrating their ten-year history with the release of a new commemorative CD entitled “Ten" on Tuesday, August 26, the Yoshi's event inaugurates the AAO’s innovative annual home season. For the Yoshi's shows, the AAO will be performing selections from their trilogy of homages to American composers, Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn ("Far East Suite"), Thelonious Monk ("Monk's Moods"), and George Gershwin ("Rhapsodies"). The performance will feature guitarist Terrence Brewer, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh, with other guest artists. The AAO grew out of a project funded by reparations money allocated by Congress with an assemblage of players including bassist Mark Izu, who also plays Chinese mouth organ; Hong Wang, on reed trumpet, erhu (two-string Chinese violin), and traditional Chinese percussion; Yangqin Zhao on Chinese hammered dulcimer; trombonists Wayne Wallace and Dave Martell; reed players Melecio Magdaluyo, and Masaru Koga; and trumpeters Henry Hung and Geechi Taylor and with Creative Director, Dr. Anthony Brown, on drums.
Yoshi’s Night Club, 1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115 415-655-5600 Tickets are available at Yoshi’s, check link below for times and pricing.
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