Meet the Musicians of the FCSQ

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Scott G. Shelp [alto saxophone]

Scott hails from Saint Louis, Missouri. He took up the saxophone in middle school. He also plays clarinet, guitar, ukulele and recorder. In high school he was selected for honors bands and received high marks at solo and ensemble festivals. In college he was inducted into Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national men’s music fraternity. 

He has performed with BandTogether (St. Louis), the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and the San Fran Sax Co. Scott conducted the saxophone choir at the Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) conference in 2016. He founded The Fog City Saxophone Quartet in 2018 and arranges some of the music for the group. 

Scott holds degrees from Southeast Missouri State University, St. Louis Community College, California State University, Nothridge and Western Governors University. Scott is a registered nurse, board-certified in emergency nursing and public health nursing.

“Don't die with your music still in you.”  —Dr. Wayne W. Dyer  

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Shawn Case [soprano & alto saxophones]

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Michael Kerner [tenor saxophone]

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David Shapiro [baritone saxophone]

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Karl the Fog [quartet mascot]

Karl is a long-time San Francisco native and a local and international celebrity. He makes frequent appearances throughout the city. His presence is celebrated by some and cursed by others. However, hes a larger-than-life character and no one can dispute that he adds a unique flair to the City by the Bay. Without him, it just wouldnt be San Francisco

He enjoys playfully tumbling over Twin Peaks, wiggling through the harp strings of the Golden Gate Bridge and creating phenomenal photo opportunities citywide. He also maintains popular Twitter (@KarlTheFog), Instagram (karlthefog) and Facebook accounts.

Karl is the reason for one of San Franciscos most popular nicknamesthe one adopted by the members of The Fog City Saxophone Quartet to honor the city they love and call home. 

Quote:  All that is sunny does not glitter, not all those in the fog are lost. 


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(Vacant) [percussion]

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