Marcus Shelby Reveals Richly Entwined Legacies of Baseball and Jazz


Marcus Shelby started playing baseball as a 12-year-old boy. He loved the game, but once he landed a full-ride basketball scholarship to California Polytechnic State University, he turned away from the diamond. He began playing bass at 13, first in church and then in the high school jazz band. Yet with no real ambition to

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