Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School

Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School is a Toronto, Canada based 19 piece modern jazz orchestra led by a fast-rising, 25 year old orchestration trail-blazer Chelsea McBride, whose melody driven big band compositions often mask the complexity of their internal structures. 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. Bandleader Chelsea McBride’s complex original compositions have been called “picturesque”, “cinematic” and “joyful” by media, and are influenced by the lineage of Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue. The Socialist Night School is a storytelling vehicle for McBride’s evocative writing style.

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Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School released their first full-length album, The Twilight Fall on January 15, 2017 at Toronto’s Lula Lounge. Their first self-titled EP is available on Bandcamp, or wherever you purchase and stream music online.

You can find the Socialist Night School on Facebook here, and at #socialistnightschool wherever hashtags are used.