Marcus Shelby

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Marcus Shelby is a composer, bassist, and educator based in San Francisco whose work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives, social movements, and music education. Currently he is an artist in residence with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and he will be a new resident artist director for the San Francisco Jazz Festival in 2019–20. Shelby has served on the San Francisco Arts Commission since 2013.