Marcus Shelby

The new HJF (Healdsburg Jazz Festival) Freedom Jazz Choir, a chorus of more than 100 voices, led by jazz bassist Marcus Shelby and accompanied by his 17-piece orchestra, will perform Saturday, May 18, in Santa Rosa.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. Admission: $20.

The program will include “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” a jazz suite written by Shelby.

Performers will include Faye Carol, and Adam Ivey’s Joyous Noise Ensemble, of the Community Baptist Church.

Supported by a James Irvine Foundation Grant, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival and Shelby brought together local singers to celebrate the diversity of the community.

This year’s 15th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival runs May 31 through June 9, and will feature a June 6 performance by the Freedom Jazz Choir at the Raven Theater.

Tickets and information: www.healdsburgjazz.org.