An extraordinary event to honor the Duke, entitled
“50 years of Swing!” and featuring Marcus’ dynamic big band along with exciting new vocalist Tiffany Austin.
Marcus Shelby is an accomplished composer, arranger, bassist, and educator. His dazzling biography includes: Bandleader of Columbia Records; GRP Impulse! Recording Artists Black/Note; and is currently leader of the MSJO, a dynamic big band. You must be there!
Shelby received composing commissions for major works: Soul of the Movement”—a 12 part suite on MLK; and “Harriet Tubman.” He’s also written dance scores for “Bebop Baby”, “Sonny’s Blues”, and others. He’s a Yerba Buena Gardens Festival artist in residence; winner of the Charles Mingus Scholarship; teacher at the Stanford Jazz Workshop; and music director of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Unmatched credentials – and amazing!