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Monterey Jazz Festival: Marcus Shelby Quartet with Maxine Gordon

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Pacific Jazz Cafe, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA

The Marcus Shelby Quartet featuring Teodross Avery (tenor sax), Adam Shulman (piano), Jaz Sawyer (drums), Marcus Shelby (bass), and Maxine Gordon (author) will perform a special tribute to the great Dexter Gordon in celebration of his widow Maxine Gordon's new book on Dexter called "Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon"

https://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/schedule#/artist/marcus-shelby-quintet

Remembering 1619

SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St, , San Francisco, CA 94102

"Remembering 1619" is a multi-artistic presentation that features choreography by Joanna Haigood (Zachoo Dance Theater), oratory by actor Steven Anthony Jones, film by Cheo, music by the Faye Carol duet featuring Joe Warner, and the Marcus Shelby Quintet. "Remembering 1619" is produced by the Equal Justice Society and will premier at their annual gala fundraiser on August 20, 2019 at the SF JAZZ Center.

https://remembering1619.org/

Marcus Shelby will be performing with the Ellis Marsalis 2018 International Piano Contest Winner Rina Yamazaki at the San Jose Jazz Festival

Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Rina Yamazaki Trio

Rina Yamazaki, the winner of two awards at the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition, will be performing with her trio a set of award winning original compositions, jazz standards, and Latin jazz-influenced pieces that will enthrall jazz fans and novices alike.

Personnel

Rina Yamazaki – piano Marcus Shelby – bass Genius Wesley – drums

https://summerfest.sanjosejazz.org/artists/ellis-marsalis-piano-competition-winners

Rahsaanathon: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Marcus Shelby will be performing with the legendary trombonist and shell artist Steve Turre and saxophone titan James Carter as part of the annual Rahsaan-a-thon at Cafe Stritch in San Jose. This is the 7th year of this musical celebration of the legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk led by master Steve Turre.

http://www.cafestritch.com/

Friday August 2, 2019: 8 pm Saturday August 3, 2019: 8 pm

Steve Turre: Trombone and Shells James Carter: Tenor Sax Charles McNeal: Alto Sax; Soprano Sax Matt Clark: Piano Marcus Shelby: Bass Darrell Green: Drums Betty Neals: Poet Dorthaan Kirk: Writer and Historian

Rahsaanathon: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Marcus Shelby will be performing with the legendary trombonist and shell artist Steve Turre and saxophone titan James Carter as part of the annual Rahsaan-a-thon at Cafe Stritch in San Jose. This is the 7th year of this musical celebration of the legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk led by master Steve Turre.

http://www.cafestritch.com/

Friday August 2, 2019: 8 pm Saturday August 3, 2019: 8 pm

Steve Turre: Trombone and Shells James Carter: Tenor Sax Charles McNeal: Alto Sax; Soprano Sax Matt Clark: Piano Marcus Shelby: Bass Darrell Green: Drums Betty Neals: Poet Dorthaan Kirk: Writer and Historian

Marcus Shelby performing with the Steve Turre Quintet

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, 311 Mirada Rd,, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

One of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist, Steve Turre, returns to dazzle the Bach crowd. Kickstarting his career with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Turre went on to work with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984. Join us and let Steve’s own unique brand of Jazz speak for itself.

http://www.bachddsoc.org/calendar.html#STEVE-TURRE

50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Coltrane Church

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Grace Cathedral Church, 1100 California St., San Francisco, CA

On July 20th, 2019 the John Coltrane Church will celebrate their 50th year anniversary at Grace Cathedral Church in San Francisco, CA. Marcus Shelby will perform with an amazing group of musicians that will include Teodross Avery, Richard Howell III, Destiny Muhammad, and many others on board to celebrate the John Coltrane Church and Coltrane's musical legacy.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/event/entertainment/50th-anniversary-celebration-of-the-john-coltrane-church

Tribute to Count Basie Featuring Jamie Davis (vocal); Jim Martinez (piano); Josh Wisterman (guitar); Marcus Shelby (bass); Jim Minnieweather (drums)

Randy Peters Catering and Event, 105 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA

CONCERT SERIES 2019 CONTINUES: The Roseville Jazz Festival presents "A Tribute to Count Basie" with Jim Martinez & Friends on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM at Randy Peters Catering & Event Center, 105 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA. Dinner available for purchase starting at 5pm. Tasty menu TBA. Jim Martinez (piano), Joshua Wisterman (guitar), Marcus Shelby (bass), Jeff Minnieweather (drums), featuring former Basie vocalist, Jamie Davis. Tickets on sale now at RosevilleJazzFest.com (click on CONCERT SERIES).

https://www.rosevillejazzfest.com/#Schedule

"Jazz" adapted by Nambi E. Kelley; based on the book by Toni Morrison; directed by Awoye Tempo; music composed by Marcus Shelby

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Marin Theater Company, 397 Miller Ave. , Mill Valley, CA 94941

Harlem, 1926. The city overflows with Jazz. Folks move with musicality, and speak rhythms, and in the heart of it all is Violet—a middle-aged woman set on revenge. Her husband’s affair with a beautiful young woman sets off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Adapted from Toni Morisson’s stunning novel and musically underscored by Bay-Area jazz musician Marcus Shelby—Jazz is a theatrical composition. Peeling back layered accounts and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who—like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth—reveal their own rhythms.

Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Tiffany Austin and the Healdsburg Freedom Jazz Choir

The Raven Theater, 115 North Street , Healdsburg, CA 95448

The Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Tiffany Austin and the 100 member Healdsburg Freedom Jazz Choir will perform original arrangements by Shelby in a program called "Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and the Blues".

Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring Tiffany Austin: "Let Freedom Swing"

St. Helena Performing Arts Center, 1401 Grayson , Saint Helena, California 94574

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring vocalist Tiffany Austin will perform a very special concert black history concert at the St. Helena Performing Art Center. Shelby will lead the orchestra in a variety of compositions that will also include rearranged freedom songs and spirituals. "Let Freedom Swing!"

Marcus Shelby Orchestra performs the "Port Chicago Suite"

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Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, San Francisco, CA

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will perform their "Port Chicago Suite" which is a tribute to the African American men who lost their lives in 1944 at the Port Chicago Naval Weapons base during World War 2. Marcus Shelby will narrate and lead his orchestra in his multi-part suite composed for big band orchestra.

Previous events

Monterey Jazz Festival: Marcus Shelby Quartet with Maxine Gordon

 —  —

Pacific Jazz Cafe, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA

The Marcus Shelby Quartet featuring Teodross Avery (tenor sax), Adam Shulman (piano), Jaz Sawyer (drums), Marcus Shelby (bass), and Maxine Gordon (author) will perform a special tribute to the great Dexter Gordon in celebration of his widow Maxine Gordon's new book on Dexter called "Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon"

https://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/schedule#/artist/marcus-shelby-quintet

Remembering 1619

SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St, , San Francisco, CA 94102

"Remembering 1619" is a multi-artistic presentation that features choreography by Joanna Haigood (Zachoo Dance Theater), oratory by actor Steven Anthony Jones, film by Cheo, music by the Faye Carol duet featuring Joe Warner, and the Marcus Shelby Quintet. "Remembering 1619" is produced by the Equal Justice Society and will premier at their annual gala fundraiser on August 20, 2019 at the SF JAZZ Center.

https://remembering1619.org/

Marcus Shelby will be performing with the Ellis Marsalis 2018 International Piano Contest Winner Rina Yamazaki at the San Jose Jazz Festival

Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Rina Yamazaki Trio

Rina Yamazaki, the winner of two awards at the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition, will be performing with her trio a set of award winning original compositions, jazz standards, and Latin jazz-influenced pieces that will enthrall jazz fans and novices alike.

Personnel

Rina Yamazaki – piano Marcus Shelby – bass Genius Wesley – drums

https://summerfest.sanjosejazz.org/artists/ellis-marsalis-piano-competition-winners

Rahsaanathon: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Marcus Shelby will be performing with the legendary trombonist and shell artist Steve Turre and saxophone titan James Carter as part of the annual Rahsaan-a-thon at Cafe Stritch in San Jose. This is the 7th year of this musical celebration of the legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk led by master Steve Turre.

http://www.cafestritch.com/

Friday August 2, 2019: 8 pm Saturday August 3, 2019: 8 pm

Steve Turre: Trombone and Shells James Carter: Tenor Sax Charles McNeal: Alto Sax; Soprano Sax Matt Clark: Piano Marcus Shelby: Bass Darrell Green: Drums Betty Neals: Poet Dorthaan Kirk: Writer and Historian

Rahsaanathon: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Cafe Stritch, 374 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Marcus Shelby will be performing with the legendary trombonist and shell artist Steve Turre and saxophone titan James Carter as part of the annual Rahsaan-a-thon at Cafe Stritch in San Jose. This is the 7th year of this musical celebration of the legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk led by master Steve Turre.

http://www.cafestritch.com/

Friday August 2, 2019: 8 pm Saturday August 3, 2019: 8 pm

Steve Turre: Trombone and Shells James Carter: Tenor Sax Charles McNeal: Alto Sax; Soprano Sax Matt Clark: Piano Marcus Shelby: Bass Darrell Green: Drums Betty Neals: Poet Dorthaan Kirk: Writer and Historian

Marcus Shelby performing with the Steve Turre Quintet

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, 311 Mirada Rd,, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

One of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist, Steve Turre, returns to dazzle the Bach crowd. Kickstarting his career with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Turre went on to work with a diverse list of musicians from the jazz, Latin, and pop worlds, including Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984. Join us and let Steve’s own unique brand of Jazz speak for itself.

http://www.bachddsoc.org/calendar.html#STEVE-TURRE

50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Coltrane Church

 —  —

Grace Cathedral Church, 1100 California St., San Francisco, CA

On July 20th, 2019 the John Coltrane Church will celebrate their 50th year anniversary at Grace Cathedral Church in San Francisco, CA. Marcus Shelby will perform with an amazing group of musicians that will include Teodross Avery, Richard Howell III, Destiny Muhammad, and many others on board to celebrate the John Coltrane Church and Coltrane's musical legacy.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/event/entertainment/50th-anniversary-celebration-of-the-john-coltrane-church

Tribute to Count Basie Featuring Jamie Davis (vocal); Jim Martinez (piano); Josh Wisterman (guitar); Marcus Shelby (bass); Jim Minnieweather (drums)

Randy Peters Catering and Event, 105 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA

CONCERT SERIES 2019 CONTINUES: The Roseville Jazz Festival presents "A Tribute to Count Basie" with Jim Martinez & Friends on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM at Randy Peters Catering & Event Center, 105 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA. Dinner available for purchase starting at 5pm. Tasty menu TBA. Jim Martinez (piano), Joshua Wisterman (guitar), Marcus Shelby (bass), Jeff Minnieweather (drums), featuring former Basie vocalist, Jamie Davis. Tickets on sale now at RosevilleJazzFest.com (click on CONCERT SERIES).

https://www.rosevillejazzfest.com/#Schedule

"Jazz" adapted by Nambi E. Kelley; based on the book by Toni Morrison; directed by Awoye Tempo; music composed by Marcus Shelby

 —  —

Marin Theater Company, 397 Miller Ave. , Mill Valley, CA 94941

Harlem, 1926. The city overflows with Jazz. Folks move with musicality, and speak rhythms, and in the heart of it all is Violet—a middle-aged woman set on revenge. Her husband’s affair with a beautiful young woman sets off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Adapted from Toni Morisson’s stunning novel and musically underscored by Bay-Area jazz musician Marcus Shelby—Jazz is a theatrical composition. Peeling back layered accounts and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who—like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth—reveal their own rhythms.

Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Tiffany Austin and the Healdsburg Freedom Jazz Choir

The Raven Theater, 115 North Street , Healdsburg, CA 95448

The Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Tiffany Austin and the 100 member Healdsburg Freedom Jazz Choir will perform original arrangements by Shelby in a program called "Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and the Blues".

Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring Tiffany Austin: "Let Freedom Swing"

St. Helena Performing Arts Center, 1401 Grayson , Saint Helena, California 94574

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring vocalist Tiffany Austin will perform a very special concert black history concert at the St. Helena Performing Art Center. Shelby will lead the orchestra in a variety of compositions that will also include rearranged freedom songs and spirituals. "Let Freedom Swing!"

Marcus Shelby Orchestra performs the "Port Chicago Suite"

 —  —

Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, San Francisco, CA

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will perform their "Port Chicago Suite" which is a tribute to the African American men who lost their lives in 1944 at the Port Chicago Naval Weapons base during World War 2. Marcus Shelby will narrate and lead his orchestra in his multi-part suite composed for big band orchestra.