John Marshall


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John Marshall was born in Wantagh, New York in 1952. The jazz trumpeter

played professionally in New York for 21 years. The list of musicians

with whom he played in that time reads like a ``Who´s Who´´ of modern

jazz:´it includes names as diverse as Benny Goodman and Ornette

Coleman. John Marshall´s career began in rhythm ´n´ blues bands, salsa

groups and the free jazz scene.

In the late seventies and early eighties came recordings and tours with

the bands of Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton and Mel Lewis. With Mels band

he was a featured soloist for many years of Monday nights at the

Village Vanguard. His engaging solo style also enlivened the bands of

Gerry Mulligan, Afro-Cuban jazz pioneer Mario Bauza, Toshiko Akiyoshi

and Buck Clayton.

In 1988 he toured the USA and Europe with Dizzy Gillespies Big Band.

During the same time he was a sought-after studio musician in New

Yorks very competitive recording scene. In the late eighties Marshall

formed the jazz quintet ``The Bopera House´´with the reknowned tenorist

Ralph Lalama. The group performed in NY, up and down the east-coast,

and recorded three highly-acclaimed albums.

Change-of-scene: Since 1992 Marshall lives in Cologne, Germany, where

he is one of the most important soloists of the WDR radio-television

big band. His European quintet with Dutch tenor legend, Ferdinand

Povel, has appeared all over Germany, as well as in Belgium,

Holland,Austria and Switzerland. However, Marshall has not turned his

back on New York.He returns there every year for appearances and