Marcellus Shepard

Host, In the Groove and Program Director/Music Director

Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard has been an on-air radio personality for the last 21 years, working in commercial and public radio. He is well-known for his distinctive deep voice which he uses for his afternoon drive shift, In the Groove, on WEAA and as co-host of the nationally syndicated Cool Jazz Countdown, which can be heard in 19 markets across the country and Sirius XM. Marcellus is also the Program Director/Music Director of WEAA.

In addition to radio, you can occasionally catch Marcellus on the big screen as well, as acting has been a love of his for years. He starred in several independent films including Hip Hop Task Force, Lorenzo & Monica-L.A.F.S., and Bachelorette's Degree.

Marcellus is committed to serving his community. In 2003 he and his wife, DeShawn, the former Mrs. Maryland International 2006, founded Project Goodwill to provide lunches, toiletries, and sleeping bags to men and women living on the streets and in shelters in both D.C. and Maryland. Marcellus and DeShawn have been married for 18 years and live in Laurel, Md., with their three boys.

Ways to Connect

Four jazz giants and living legends collide once again on the Smoke Session Recording label. Four in One is the latest effort of the Heads of State, which is comprised of saxophonist and Baltimore native Gary Bartz; pianist Larry Willis; drummer Al Foster; and the latest addition to the ensemble, bassist David "Happy" Williams. 

The Bassman sits down with Grammy Award winning vocalist Gregory Porter in a intimate conversation about his life and music.

Bob Marley live in concert in Dalymount Park on 6 July 1980.
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Tune in this Saturday, February 4th, for our annual Bob Marley celebration. We will be featuring some of the top DJ’s from the DMV as we bring you 24 hour of Caribbean music in honor of Robert Nesta Marley.

The latest CD of famed Grammy award-winning Composer and Bassist Nathan East has arrived. Reverence is the follow-up to his long awaited self-titled debut CD. 

Reading, PA, native and Baltimore resident Greg Hatza is back with his ORGANization in a brand new CD titled “Diggin Up My Roots.” The project features a collection of R&B and Blues songs that the B3 Organist grew up with.