The DVAC proudly presents the 5th Annual Black History Month Concert featuring Marshall Hawkins along with Seahawk MoJO (Modern Jazz Orchestra). Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a Jazz legend! Marshall Hawkins is deeply committed to teaching and exposing listeners to the uniquely American art form of Jazz. He organized the Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra (MOJO) to bring unforgettable Jazz and educational programs to .people of all ages. Each performance exposes the connections between music and society. Marshall along with Seahawk MoJO will take listeners on a journey from Africa where music began with the drum through the new world and into modern music. Hawkins' delivery of his message of the unifying power of music makes this Black History Month celebration one for all ages, races, genders and backgrounds Marshall Hawkins professional musical career spans the decades from the 60’s and 70’s when he played bass with jazz legends such as The Miles Davis Quintet, Shirley Horn and Roberta Flack before forming his own quintet After moving to Idyllwild, he founded, and directed , the Jazz program at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. In 1994, Marshall co-founded the enormously successful Jazz in the Pines Festival and served as its Music Director for over 20 years.