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August 2016 - February 2017

*August 25-September 17, 2016
Anna Deveare Smith’s “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education”
Where: American Repertory Theater; Harvard University
Music Composed and Performed by Marcus Shelby
American Repertory Theater; Harvard University
Loeb Drama Center; 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
www.americanrepertorytheater.org

September 21, 2016
Marcus Shelby Presents “Beyond the Blues: Ending Mass Incarceration”
Monthly Discussion and Performances on the Prison Industrial Complex
Where: The Red Poppy Art House; San Francisco, CA
Featured Guest Speaker Thomas Simpson
Topic: “How to Survive a Police Stop”
Address: 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Discussion and Performances; 7 pm-9 pm
www.redpoppyarthouse.org

Friday September 23, 2016
Marcus Shelby Quartet performance at the Oakland Zoo
*Private Party

Saturday September 25, 2016
Benefit and Tribute to John Coltrane
Where: Café Stritch; San Jose, CA
Featuring multiple artists including Tiffany Austin, Howard Wiley, Dr. Mitch Butler, Matt Clark, Joel Behrman, Glenn Pearson, many others!
Café Stritch; www.cafestritch.com
1 pm-11:30 pm; see website for set times of individual artists.

Friday September 30, 2016
Performance with Trumpeter Sean Jones
San Francisco Performances Gala at the Herbst Theater; www.performances.org
6 pm; Multiple artists; see website for set times of individual artists.

Saturday October 1, 2016
Marcus Shelby Trio featuring Joe Warner (piano), Tim Angulo (drums), and Marcus Shelby (bass)
Where: The Black Cat; San Francisco, CA
Black Cat; 400 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109; http://blackcatsf.com/
10 pm-1 am

*October 15-December 17, 2016
Anna Deveare Smith’s “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education”; Second Stage; Off Broadway; NYC
Music Composed and Performed by Marcus Shelby
Second Stage Theater; 305 W 43rd Street (just west of 8th Ave.) / New York, NY 10036
http://2st.com/shows/current-production/notes-from-the-field

December 18, 2016
10 Year Anniversary Concert for Golden Thread at Brava Theater; San Francisco, CA
Golden Thread Theater is the first American theatre company to focus on the Middle East. Their unique mission and radical inclusive
vision continue to be vital as they celebrate their 20th birthday with a benefit concert featuring several artists
including Mo Talani, Naima Shalhoub, Marcus Shelby, and more.
Time TBA;
http://www.goldenthread.org/

January 7, 2017
Marcus Shelby Quintet; Café Stritch; San Jose, CA
Saturday, January 7, 2017; 7:00-8:30 pm; Discussion and listening session with Marcus Shelby about the music. 9:00 pm. Concert;
374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113; http://www.cafestritch.com/
Marcus Shelby begins his monthly residency at Café Stritch. 

Sunday January 15, 2017
Living Jazz Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute: “In the Name of Love”
A Celebration of Marvin Gaye featuring special guest artists including Kenny Washington and more!
Where: The Scottish Rite Temple; 1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612
6 pm; multiple artists; see website for individual times; www.livingjazz.org

February 1-5, 2017
Anna Deveare Smith’s “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education”; The Broad Stage; Santa Monica, CA
Music Composed and Performed by Marcus Shelby
The Broad Stage; 1310 11th St; Santa Monica CA 90401
http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Notes-from-the-Field-Doing-Time-in-Education-The-Broad-Stage

February 8, 2017
Marcus Shelby Ensemble live at the SF JAZZ Center
Special Black History Month Performance; The Marcus Shelby Orchestra Ensemble will perform in the ongoing SF Jazz School Day Concerts. 
February 8, 2017; 10 am; SF Jazz Center; 201 Franklin Street, SF, CA 94102
https://www.sfjazz.org

February 25, 2017
Marcus Shelby Orchestra live at the SF JAZZ Center
Special Black History Month Performance; The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will perform a Family Matinee concert in honor of Black
History Month entitled “Harriet Tubman & The Songs of Freedom,” honoring the legacy of Harriet Tubman.
Saturday February 25, 2017; 11am-12 pm; SF Jazz Center; 201 Franklin Street, SF, CA 94102
https://www.sfjazz.org/

March 4, 2017
Marcus Shelby Quintet; Café Stritch; San Jose, CA
Saturday, March 4, 2017; 7:00-8:30 pm; Discussion and listening session with Marcus Shelby about the music. 9:00 pm. Concert;
374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113; http://www.cafestritch.com

April 1, 2017
Marcus Shelby Quintet; Café Stritch; San Jose, CA
Saturday, April 1, 2017; 7:00-8:30 pm; Discussion and listening session with Marcus Shelby about the music. 9:00 pm. Concert;
374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113; http://www.cafestritch.com