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John Marshall was born in Wantagh, NY in 1952. From 1971 to 1991, he worked and recorded with a long list of jazz greats. Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Ornette Coleman, George Coleman, Buck Clayton, Mario Bauza and Dizzy Gillespie, to name only a few. Along the way, he constantly worked at perfecting his craft, studying with the great brass teacher Carmine Caruso as well as jazz trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer. He also led the Jazz quintet “The Bopera House” from 1987 to 1991, and stayed very busy as an in-demand studio player.

From 1992 to 2017 John was an important soloist in the West Deutscher Rundfunk Big Band, based in Cologne, Germany, recording many CDs and performing internationally. Concurrently, he toured and recorded in New York and around the world with his quartet and quintet. He has released twelve CDs as a leader and many more as a featured guest. In 2016 and 2017, he toured Russia six times with the Classic Jazz Trio. Their new CD will be out shortly. In recent years Marshall has developed into a convincing vocalist, alongside his masterful trumpet and flugelhorn playing.

Having completed his contract with WDR, he is now available full-time on a freelance basis.

Since 1996, John has released eight CDs as a leader or co-leader and several more as a specially featured guest. Meanwhile, his reputation has continued to grow through the many concerts and CDs of the WDR Big Band.


Tuesday, March 20, 7pm
New Stage, St. Petersburg, RU

John Marshall/ Grant Stewart Quintet

Wednesday, March 21, 8pm
White Nights Music Joint, St. Petersburg, RU

with singer, David Post

Friday, March 23, 8pm
JFC, St. Petersburg, RU

John Marshall/ Grant Stewart Quintet

Saturday, March 24, 7pm
Gestalt Club, St. Petersburg, RU

Jazz to the People Festival

with Billy Novik and the Jazz Classic Trio


Saturday, March 24, 11.30pm
Kabinet Bar, St. Petersburg, RU

with the Jazz Classic Trio

Tuesday, March 27, 9.30pm
Dom 7, St. Petersburg, RU

with the Vahagn Hayrapetyan Trio

Wednesday, March 28, 7.30pm
Check Yard Restaurant, Tikhvin, RU

with the Jazz Classic Trio

Thursday, March 29, 9.30pm
Esse Jazz Club, Moscow, RU

with the Vahagn Hayrapetyan Trio


Friday, March 30, 6pm
Blue Hall of Volkhov Cultural Center, Volkhov, RU

Saturday, March 31, 8pm
Port Arthur, St. Petersburg, RU

Sunday, April 1, 7pm
Jazz Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg, RU

with the Jazz Philharmonic Big Band

Friday, April 6
Ufa Jazz Festival, Ufa, RU


Sunday, April 22, 4pm
Pavlov, The Hague, NL

Sunday, April 29, 7.30pm
Centre Bagatelle, Berlin, DE

duo with pianist Wolfgang Köhler

Tuesday, May 1, 9pm
Schlot, Berlin, DE

with Wolfgang Köhler Trio

Wednesday, May 2, 9pm
B-flat, Berlin, DE

concert and jam session with Rainer Witzel and the Wolfgang Köhler Trio


Sunday, June 17, 8pm
Kulturstadl, Vilgertshofen, DE

with the Johannes Ochsenbauer Trio

Monday, June 18, 8.30pm
Puppenkiste, Augsburg, DE

with the Johannes Ochsenbauer Trio

Sunday, July 8, 1pm
Wasserschloss, Taufkirchen a. d. Vils, DE

Jazz im Schloss

with the Johannes Ochsenbauer Trio

Friday, August 3, 7.30pm
Smalls Jazz Club, NYC

John Marshall Quintet

with Grant Stewart


Saturday, August 4, 7.30pm
Smalls Jazz Club, NYC

John Marshall Quintet

with Grant Stewart


John Marshall Sings And Plays


“If I Could Be With You” [mp3]

with the WDR Big Band

“Little Girl” [mp3]

with the Concertgebouw Jazz Orchestra
live at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, 03.02.2008

Instrumentals with the WDR Big Band

“Is That So?” [mp3]

Duke Pearson
arrangement from Michael Abene

“Deep In A Dream” [mp3]

James Van Heusen
arrangement from Michael Abene

“Head And Shoulders” [mp3]

Cedar Walton
arrangement from Michael Abene

“The Highest Mountain” [mp3]

Clifford Jordan
arrangement from Michael Abene








John Marshall with the Jazz Classic Trio

The Saint Petersburg Sessions

  1. 11th and 1st (J. Marshall) [mp3]
  2. Dedicated To You (S. Chaplin/ S. Cahn)
  3. Down (M. Davis)
  4. I'll Never Be The Same (M. Malneck/ G. Kahn)
  5. Dizzy Atmosphere (D. Gillespie)
  6. But Beautiful (J. van Heusen/ J. Burke) [mp3]
  7. Nose Open, Eyes Shut (J. Marshall)
  8. Let's Get Lost (F. Loesser/ J. McHugh)
  9. Bada Bing (J. Marshall)
  10. It Had To Be You (I. Jones/ G. Kahn)
  11. Russian Lullaby (I. Berlin)
  12. But Not For Me (G. Gershwin/ I. Gershwin)

Tail Wind

  1. The Fruit
  2. Tail Wind [mp3]
  3. It Might As Well Be Spring
  4. Monk's Mood
  5. Thelonious
  6. Strange Feelin'
  7. Move
  8. More Than You Know
  9. Please

Marshall Plays Hazeltine

  1. Blues-Like (David Hazeltine) [mp3]
  2. Little Angel (David Hazeltine)
  3. I Should Care (Stordal/Weston/Cahn)
  4. Reflections (Thelonious Monk)
  5. What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Anthony Newley)
  6. I Know That You Know ((Vincent Youmans)
  7. Shakey Jake (Eddie Harris)

Waltz For Worms

  1. The Highest Mountain (Clifford Jordan) [mp3]
  2. Malice Toward None (Tom McIntosh)
  3. Bearcat (Clifford Jordan)
  4. Bro' Slim (Jimmy Heath)
  5. Waltz For Worms (John Marshall)
  6. Bye-Ya (Thelonious Monk)
  7. Depp In A Dream (James Van Heusen/ Eddie DeLange)
  8. Out Of The Blue (Sonny Rollins)
  9. I Was A Little To Lonely (Jay Livingston/ Raymond Evans)
  10. Conception (George Shearing)

Marshall Arts

  1. Marshall Arts (Rob van Bavel)
  2. Another 17 (Rob van Bavel)
  3. So Sorry, Please (Bud Powel)
  4. Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie)
  5. Vivacious Vivian (John Marshall) [mp3]
  6. Benny's Pennies (Rob van Bavel)
  7. Capers (Tom McIntosh)
  8. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen)
  9. Gallop's Gallop (Thelonious Monk)
  10. The Eternal Triangle (Sonny Stitt)

Live At "Le Pirate"

  1. Fahrvergnügen (John Marshall) [mp3]
  2. Down Through The Years (Clifford Jordan)
  3. Head And Shoulders (Cedar Walton)
  4. Poor Butterfly (Raimond Hubbel)
  5. Cup Bearers (Tom McIntosh)
  6. Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie)
  7. Evidence (Thelonious Monk)
  8. Embraceable You (George Gershwin)

Almost Blue

  1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Richard Rogers/ Lorenz Hart)
  2. I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer)
  3. Mamacita (Joe Henderson) [mp3]
  4. Almost Blue (Elvis Costello)
  5. Bitter Sweet (Sam Jones)
  6. Russian Lullaby (Irving Berlin)
  7. My Old Flame (Sam Coslow)
  8. Speak Low (Kurt Weill/ Nash)
  9. Tin Tin Deo (Dizzy Gillespie)
  10. Raincheck (Billy Strayhorn)


  1. Junka (Sonny Clark)
  2. Max Is Makin' Wax (Oscar Pettiford)
  3. Pristine (John Coltrane) [mp3]
  4. Ugly Beauty (Thelonious Monk)
  5. New Girl (Duke Pearson)
  6. Nascimento (Barry Harris)
  7. Night Creepers (John Marshall)
  8. Why Was I Born (Jerome Kern)
  9. Frisky (John Marshall)
  10. Oblivion (Bud Powell)

Why Shouldn't I

  1. So Nice (Erik Doleman)
  2. Why Shouldn't I
  3. Dream Dancing
  4. In The Still Of The Night
  5. Hot House (Tadd Dameron)
  6. Love For Sale
  7. Every Time We Say Goodbye
  8. You Do Something To Me
  9. It's De-Lovely

Blue Lights

  1. Stupendous-Lee
  2. Social Call
  3. Nica's Tempo
  4. Sans Souci
  5. Evening in Casablanca
  6. Salute To Birdland
  7. Blue Lights
  8. Reminiscing
  9. Minority

For all we know

  1. Frisky (John Marshall)
  2. Bernie's tune (Bernie Miller/ Mike Stoller/ Jerry Leiber)
  3. Quasimodo (Charlie Parker)
  4. Joop's Lope (Hod O'Brien)
  5. Forecast (Duke Jordan)
  6. Zanzibar (Dave Frishberg)
  7. Milestones (Miles Davis)
  8. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker)
  9. For all we know (Fred Coots/ Sam Lewis)

Theme Of No Repeat

  1. With A Song In My Heart [mp3]
  2. Doggie Boy
  3. Ballad For Very Sad And Very Tired Lotuseaters
  4. Theme Of No Repeat
  5. Una Mas
  6. That's Earl Brother
  7. Philly J.J.
  8. The Scene Is Clean
  9. So In Love
  10. I Can Dream, Can't I?
  11. Sweet And Lovely

Dreamin' On The Hudson

  1. Better To Know (John Marshall) [mp3]
  2. Whatever Possessed Me (Tadd Dameron)
  3. La Villa (Kenny Dorham)
  4. Dream For Claudine (John Marshall)
  5. I'm A Dreamer (Aren't We All?) (B.G. DeSilva/ Lew Brown)
  6. Dreamin' On The Hudson (John Marshall)
  7. Little Girl (Madeline Hyde)
  8. Poor Butterfly (Raymond Hubbel)
  9. From This Moment On (Cole Porter)

Keep on keepin' on

  1. YOU [mp3]
  2. Waltz for Birks
  3. Nobody else but me
  4. All through the night
  5. The thrill is gone
  6. Keep on keepin' on
  7. That old devil called love
  8. Houston St. beat
  9. Off Minor
  10. Theme of Kareem


  1. Kiss & Tell (John Marshall)
  2. Samba Claudine (John Marshall)
  3. Gone Job (John Marshall)
  4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Kern, Harbach)
  5. Wailing Wall (Fats Navarro)
  6. Is That So (Duke Pearson)
  7. Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter)
  8. Sippin At Bells (Charlie Parker)
  9. So Young (John Webber)
  10. Beans & The Boys (Coleman Hawkins)
  11. 11th & First (John Marshall)