Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School is a Toronto, Canada based 19 piece modern jazz orchestra led by fast-rising orchestration trail-blazer Chelsea McBride. Award-winning veterans like William Carn and Colleen Allen stand next to the city's hottest 20-somethings in this contemporary modern big band. The Socialist Night School is about to release their sophomore full-length album Aftermath, a concept album about conflict, on November 1, 2019. Their 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” (Chris Spector – Midwest Record), “a progressive jazz epic...a musical experience that delights in many ways” (Memphis Marty Delia – The Jazz Music Blog), and 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.
Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School completed their first 11-city cross-Canada tour in 2018, which took them to Vancouver Island and Halifax and many places in between. They released their first full- length album, The Twilight Fall on January 15, 2017 at Toronto's Lula Lounge, and their sophomore album Aftermath will be available everywhere on November 1, 2019