Third Thursdays Jazz Night at Crocker Art Museum Featuring Marcus Shelby

On Thursday, August 16th, performing live, Marcus Shelby,  6:30 PM. Enjoy food and music by the Don Gato Latin Band beginning at 5:30 PM.

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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For the best seat in the house, bring your own chair!