CMC Celebrations: Marcus Shelby, Young Musicians Program Jazz Ensemble, Teen Jazz Orchestra

CMC Celebration Concert Series: Uniting San Francisco’s music communities to celebrate our newly expanded campus!  Every Friday night in March, catch a lineup full of some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, who just happen to be CMC supporters and family. From rock to jazz, folk to Latin, soul, funk, and everything in between—enjoy incredible music and party CMC-style. Drinks and submission for a drawing to win a quarter of free tuition will be available. 

March 15, 2024
(Doors @ 6:30pm)
$15 Suggested Donation to support CMC tuition assistance programs gratefully accepted

Featured Artists:

Marcus Shelby: Marcus Anthony Shelby is a renowned composer, bassist, bandleader, and educator who currently lives in San Francisco, California. His work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives social movements and music education. Marcus leads CMC’s tuition-free Teen Jazz Orchestra, and is currently Artistic Director of Healdsburg Jazz, artist in residence with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and a past resident artist with the San Francisco Jazz Festival and the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Guest musicians to be announced.

Young Musicians Program Jazz Ensemble: Directed by renowned jazz guitarist Scott Foster, the YMP Jazz ensemble is filled with talented students and is an establishment in the CMC community. 

Teen Jazz Orchestra: Directed by Marcus Shelby, CMC’s Teen Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to performing both iconic composers and original compositions, and exploring the cultural impact of jazz.

Check out the rest of the rest of the CMC Celebrations Concert Series here

  • March 1: The Stone Foxes, La Familia Peña Govea, Vetiver (solo)
  • March 8: CMC Spring Gala featuring Diana Gameros, La Doña, CMC faculty & students
  • March 15: Marcus Shelby, Young Musicians Program Jazz Ensemble, Teen Jazz Orchestra
  • March 22: The Terrapin All-Stars ft. Grahame Lesh, Marco Diaz Trio, Los Jefes
  • March 29: The Curtis Family Cnotes, The Sam Chase, Ryan Ancheta Quartet

The celebrations are just beginning! Come help us celebrate these exciting and transformative changes for with an incredible array of musical and community events, CMC-style:

  • Grand Opening Open House Sunday, February 25, 3–5pm
  • CMC Celebrations Concert Series, Fridays in March
  • CMC Spring Gala Friday, March 8 @ the Palace Hotel
  • CMC Sessions Saturdays: February 24, March 2, May 11, May 18
  • For the Love of Strings String Faculty Concert April 5
  • Mission Music Night with Mission Arts Performance Project April 6, 6–9:30pm
  • Voice Department Vocalpalooza April 21
  • Juliet McComas Keyboard Marathon April 28
  • Student and Faculty Performances

and so much more!

Date / Time

March 15, 2024
7:00 pm
 – 10:00 pm
Cost: Free ($15 suggested donation)

Type of Event



CMC Concert Hall
544 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110