1990-1996: Performed with popular jazz band, Black Note. Performed throughout the U.S. and Europe in major clubs and jazz festivals. Recording artist for Columbia and GRP/ Impulse!
1996-2001: Performed regularly in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachussetts, Montreal and Toronto with various music groups. Performed with popular New York- based soul/ funk band, Mothersfavoritechild and R&B band The Chesterfields.
2001-Present: Freelancing musician/ instructor in Tokyo. Performed with Michael Wolff, Jon B. Williams, Ali Jackson, Calvin Edwards, Cecil Monroe, Jimmie Smith, Anthony Wonsey, Scotty Wright, Angela Stribling, Yoshiko Saita, Bison Katayama, Mike Price, Kankawa, Greg Bandy, Kan Fuji, Kozue Saito, etc.
Alfie, B Flat, Birdland, Body and Soul, CEATEC Electronics Show Makuhari Messe, Fish Bank Tokyo, Grand Hyatt Roppongi (Maduro Room), Landmark Tower, Nobu, Jazz Is, Jazz Spot J, Luxor, The Quarterhouse, Shinjuku Park Hyatt (New York Bar), Sonoka, Sweet Basil, Tokyu Bunkamura, Tokyo Tower, XEX Atago Hills, XEX Daikanyama, Yokohama Jazz Festival, etc.
43rd and Degnan, Black Note, World Stage Records 1991. Marcus Shelby- Leader/ Bass, Willie Jones- Drums, Richard Grant- Trumpet, Ark Sano- Piano, James Mahone- Alto Sax
Jungle Music, Black Note, Columbia Records 1994. Marcus Shelby- Leader/ Bass, Willie Jones- Drums, Gilbert Castellanos- Trumpet, Ark Sano- Piano, Phil Vieux- Tenor Sax, James Mahone- Alto Sax