Family Matinee: Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Faye Carol

Family Matinee with Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Bay Area bassist, bandleader and composer Marcus Shelby presents a musical tribute to freedom fighter, Civil War hero, and Women’s Suffrage champion Harriet Tubman. Shelby has extensively researched and developed music that pays homage to Harriet Tubman, inspired in part by her profound use of music to free herself and countless other slaves. Her musical tools included field cries, works songs, and spirituals. Shelby has created original compositions, rearranged and re-orchestrated spirituals, freedom songs and blues songs that illuminate the history and story of Ms. Tubman.

This concert will be followed by a Family Workshop in Joe Henderson Lab. Capacity is limited and space is on a first-come, first served basis.

A limited number of free tickets are available to Bay Area school or community groups. If you are interested in bringing your school or community group to a Family Matinee, please fill out our ticket request form.

South, the restaurant located at the SFJAZZ Center, will be serving brunch Saturday morning. Click here to view the menu.

"My kids love music and came away happy and inspired. " — Mark Sackett

Black History Month events are made possible by Pacific Gas & Electric Company