Acclaimed jazz musician and composer Marcus Shelby comes from California to perform original music inspired by Harriet Tubman’s life during two performances May 19-21. One performance happens at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High St. in Cambridge, MD. Another performance is planned for Layton’s Chance Winery, 4225 New Bridge Rd. in Vienna, MD. A fixture of the San Francisco blues and jazz scene, Shelby has been voted best jazz musician by numerous Bay Area publications. His work and music has focused on sharing the history, present, and future of African American lives, on social movements in the United States of America, and on early childhood music education. He and his trio performed in Cambridge, MD, in 2013 as part of the events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Tubman’s passing.