EventsVirtual Jazz Bassist and Storyteller Marcus Shelby

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Virtual Jazz Bassist and Storyteller Marcus Shelby

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Marcus Shelby is a composer, arranger, band leader, bassist, and educator who lives in San Francisco. His work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives, social movements, and music education. Join us the month of Harriet Tubman's passing, as Marcus Shelby relays the story of "Harriet Tubman and the Blues”. This is an investigation on how Harriet Tubman connected with others, her family, and safe houses using the language of the blues (blues shouts, field, cries, work songs, complaint calls, and spirituals). Her methods extended through her work in the civil war and later during the women’s suffrage movement. Mr. Shelby will also play the bass as part of this special event.

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Silicon Valley Reads
Suitable for:
Adults, ages 18+
Seniors, ages 65+
Music & Dance

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