Jazz Night at the Crocker: Marcus Shelby

Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:30 PM

Sacramento’s longest-running summer jazz series is tuning up in 2018 with premier performances on third Thursdays, May through August in the Crocker's outdoor courtyards. This year's lineup was selected by Capital Public Radio’s Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli.

Celebrated bassist, bandleader, composer, activist, and Sacramento native Marcus Shelby returns to close out Jazz Night at the Crocker. Praised for his original score for Anna Deveare Smith’s off Broadway play “Notes from the Field” (voted one of the top 10 plays in 2016 by TIME magazine and the New York Times), Shelby delights audiences with his extensive repertoire, which includes work by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Charles Mingus as well as original compositions driven by African American historical narratives.Marcus Shelby will be joined by vocalist Tiffany Austin, who soulful signature style and nuanced delivery has established her as one of the fastest rising stars in California.

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Marcus Shelby - Thursday, August 16

Each jazz concert consists of two 45-minute sets separated by a 15-minute intermission. Along with the concert, attendees can enjoy gallery talks, the Museum Store, and dinner and drinks at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. Arrive early to enjoy additional sets by DonGato Latin Band on the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. For the best seat in the house, bring your own chair. Visitors may not bring in outside food or beverages (excluding water).

Tickets may be purchased at the door.


$8 Members
$12 Capital Public Radio Members
$16 Nonmembers

Tickets available at the door.


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