Residency Dates
  • Mar 12th 2010 to Mar 14th 2010

Born in February 1966, Marcus
Shelby has been playing the acoustic bass for 23 years. In this
time, he has built a diverse and accomplished biography. Shelby
was bandleader of Columbia Records and GRP Impulse! Recording Artists
Black/Note and is currently the Artistic Director and leader of
The Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, The Marcus Shelby Septet and the
Marcus Shelby Trio. In addition, Shelby holds an instructor position
at the Berkeley Young Musician Program, San Francisco State University
and the Stanford Jazz Workshop and is the 2006 Fellow in the Resident
Dialogues Program of the Committee for Black Performing Arts at
Stanford University. As the 1991 winner of the Charles Mingus Scholarship,
Shelby’s studies include work under the tutelage of composer
James Newton and legendary bassist Charlie Haden. Recent honors
include the City Flight Magazine 2005 award as one of the “Top
Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area”.