Marcus Shelby will present a lecture and solo performance titled "Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex" to the San Jose Rotary Club. In 2014 Marcus Shelby composed "Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio for Big Band Orchestra and vocal quartet which premiered at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Shelby will discuss his research, discovery, and experience in creating music about the "Prison Industrial Complex" in America and how the blues evokes this history.