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Marcus Shelby Interview: Black ball

May 13, 2019 

Marcus Shelby Black Ball

SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Marcus Shelby leads a highly regarded jazz orchestra focusing on the history, present, and future of the African-American experience. In Shelby's upcoming show at SFJAZZ, he draws the connection between his greatest passions - jazz and baseball - in Black Ball.

Marcus Shelby was recently interviewed on Marty Lurie's KNBR SF Giants pregame show and spoke about the history of the Negro leagues and how blues music has a parallel, yet connected history. Listen to the interview below.   

Marcus Shelby

KNBR Interview

Marcus Shelby

KNBR Interview