Marcus Shelby Orchestra w/ Daniel Handler
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Marcus Shelby
Resident Artistic Director

Marcus Shelby Orchestra

Green And Blues w/ Daniel Handler

MAY 23–26 | SFJAZZ RESIDENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MARCUS SHELBY

May 23
Miner Auditorium

Author Daniel Handler of Lemony Snicket fame joins Shelby and his orchestra for an evening tracing the blues tradition and the neighborhoods of San Francisco from the time of the Barbary Coast in the late 19th century to the present day.

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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.

A virtuosic and original writer.

San Francisco Chronicle (on Daniel Handler)

A virtuosic and original writer.

San Francisco Chronicle (on Daniel Handler)

Personnel

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
Daniel Handler narration
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

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
Daniel Handler narration
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

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