Marcus Shelby Orchestra
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Marcus Shelby
Resident Artistic Director

Marcus Shelby Orchestra

The Legacy of Duke Ellington Ft. The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, & Mads Tolling

MAY 23–26 | SFJAZZ RESIDENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MARCUS SHELBY

May 26
Miner Auditorium

Shelby’s superlative orchestra honors the swinging, blues-heavy legacy of jazz’s greatest composer, Duke Ellington, with this night of music featuring vocalists Kenny Washington and the Dynamic Miss Faye Carol in addition to GRAMMY winner and former Turtle Island Quartet violinist Mads Tolling.

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ABOUT MARCUS SHELBY
Bassist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader Marcus Shelby is a figure synonymous with Bay Area jazz and the spirit of collaboration. A recipient of the Charles Mingus Scholarship, Shelby attended Cal Arts and studied with Charlie Haden and James Newton while working simultaneously with the all-star jazz ensemble Black/Note, who released a series of highly regarded albums in the 1990s. Since moving to the Bay Area, he has led a highly regarded jazz orchestra and numerous small groups, with large-scale commissions focused on the history, present, and future of the African-American experience.

Marcus Shelby illuminates history through jazz.

San Francisco Chronicle

Marcus Shelby illuminates history through jazz.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol vocals
Kenny Washington vocals
Mads Tolling violin
Kristen Strom alto saxophone & flute
Tom Griesser alto saxophone & clarinet
Patrick Wolff tenor saxophone & clarinet
Danny Brown tenor saxophone & clarinet
Fil Lorenz baritone
Rob Ewing trombone
Charles Hamilton trombone
Patrick Malabuyo trombone
Bill Thereur trumpet
Bill Ortiz trumpet
Rafa Postel trumpet
Kate Williams trumpet
Adam Shulman piano
Tomoko Funaki bass
Genius Wesley III drums
Marcus Shelby conductor

A seemingly tireless and always in-demand bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator, Shelby has been blending music and activism for decades.

SF Weekly

Personnel

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol vocals
Kenny Washington vocals
Mads Tolling violin
Kristen Strom alto saxophone & flute
Tom Griesser alto saxophone & clarinet
Patrick Wolff tenor saxophone & clarinet
Danny Brown tenor saxophone & clarinet
Fil Lorenz baritone
Rob Ewing trombone
Charles Hamilton trombone
Patrick Malabuyo trombone
Bill Thereur trumpet
Bill Ortiz trumpet
Rafa Postel trumpet
Kate Williams trumpet
Adam Shulman piano
Tomoko Funaki bass
Genius Wesley III drums
Marcus Shelby conductor

A seemingly tireless and always in-demand bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator, Shelby has been blending music and activism for decades.

SF Weekly

Watch & Listen

Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

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Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

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Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

Big Liberty Blues

Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

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