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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! However, for musical releases in the holiday season that is not always the case. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened a new Christmas-themed CD that is simply just the same old remake of holiday classics — from “The Christmas Song” to “Jingle Bells” — and offers nothing new, nor creates any different movement than the versions performed before. This was not the case when I opened up the brand new holiday offering from newcomer Leslie Odom Jr., titled “Simply Christmas”.  

Grammy Award Guitarist & Vocalist Eric Krasno stops by the studios of WEAA to sit down with the Bassman. They talk about his brand new solo CD, Blood From A Stone and performs live.

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The Bassman sits down one-on-one with a new voice on the music scene who’s going to rise to the top, vocalist and keyboardist Kandace Springs.

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I had the pleasure of being on the island of Curacao for the 7th annual Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. I was able to experience the island through a few excursions and brought it’s food, history and culture back to the United States via my live broadcast from the island. What a beautiful place with incredible people. Please enjoy these clips and pictures from the exquisite island of Curacao!