The new music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has created a collaborative council to do, uh, something.
Garrett Harris 3 p.m., Feb. 20
Marty Conley: Trumpet | Bob Maddalena: Trumpet | Mark Hammond: Trumpet | Bob Conrad: Trumpet | Andy Moreau: Trombone | Dave Chamberlain: Trombone | Mark Lewis: Trombone | Shirley Coggon: Trombone | Chaz Cabrera: Saxophone | Everett Crouse: Saxophone | Judy Heisel: Saxophone | Lenny Light: Saxophone | Tyler Richardson: Saxophone | Hugh O'Neil: Drums | Jerry Kaehr: Keyboards | Paul Lasker: Bass guitar | Kay Mundell: Vocals
Inception: San Diego, 1984
Influences: Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Count Basie, Sammy Nestico
Formed in 1995, Marty Conley Big Band Express is a swing orchestra (waltz, tango, and rumba), playing music by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and others.
The band has released an album series called On Track.