Esplanade Theatre

$35 plus Esplanade S/C

Tickets available at the Esplanade and Tixx Central


Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School is a Toronto based 19 piece modern jazz orchestra led by fast-rising, 25 year old orchestration trail-blazer Chelsea McBride. Award-winning veterans like William Carn, Colleen Allen and Brownman Ali stand next to the city's hottest 20-somethings in this contemporary modern big band. The Socialist Night School's debut full-length album The Twilight Fall has been hailed by critics as "a dazzling set anyone with even an interest in big band should check out" and "a progressive jazz epic... a musical experience that delights in many ways," and most recently it received 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine.

Bandleader Chelsea McBride's compositions are influenced by the lineage of Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue, and the Socialist Night School is a storytelling vehicle for McBride's evocative writing style.