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Marcus Shelby
Resident Artistic Director

Marcus Shelby Quintet w/ Angela Davis

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

May 24
Miner Auditorium
FriMay 24
7:30 PM

$30 | $50 | $70

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Author, activist, and educator Angela Davis joins Shelby’s all-star quintet for this evening of spoken word and music that illuminates the legacies of “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller, Tammy Hall, Paula West, Tiffany Austin, and Kim Nalley.

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

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