Marcus Shelby - Concert and Conversation
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Robert Mondavi Winery presents Bay Area musician and composer Marcus Shelby performing Black Music and Freedom with the Marcus Shelby Trio featuring Tiffany Austin. Following the performance, he’ll talk with Emmy Award winning radio and tv personality Liam Mayclem about his life in music and his charity of choice for this event, the LoveLife Foundation.
Marcus Anthony Shelby is a composer, bassist, bandleader, and educator who currently lives in San Francisco, California. His work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives, social movements, and music education. In 1990, Marcus Shelby received the Charles Mingus Scholarship to attend Cal Arts and study composition with James Newton and bass with Charlie Haden. Currently, Shelby is an artist in residence with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.
Shelby has composed several oratorios and suites including “Harriet Tubman”, “Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio”, “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”, “Black Ball: The Negro Leagues and the Blues”, “Green and Blues”, and a children’s opera “Harriet’s Spirit” produced by Opera Parallel 2018. Shelby also composed the score and performed in Anna Deavere Smith’s Off Broadway Play and HBO feature film “Notes from the Field” (2019), and many other productions over the past 23 years. Shelby has served on the San Francisco Arts Commission since 2013 and has worked with the Equal Justice Society for over 20 years.
Emmy Award winning radio & TV personality Liam Mayclem is best known as the host of EYE ON THE BAY on CBS 5 and as “The Foodie Chap” celebrating San Francisco Bay Area culinary stars daily on #1 KCBS Radio.
In keeping with a 50-year tradition, Robert Mondavi Winery will donate $10,000 to Napa Valley Unified School District's music programs.
Proceeds will also support LoveLife Foundation, an Oakland-based community building organization committed to promoting life and saving lives through community revitalization, leadership and development.