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 12 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.

 
 
Azzano Decimo, Italy
Jazzano

John Marshall/Jacopo Zanette Quartet

Rab, Croatia
Rab Jazz Fest

John Marshall/Jacopo Zanette Quartet

Castello Di Rubbia
Savona d’Isonzo, Italy

John Marshall/Jacopo Zanette Quartet

Jazz Cellar 11 Club
Vilnius, Lithuania

John Marshall Quartet

 
JFC Jazz Club
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

Wild Horses Bar
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

Depeche Mode Bar
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

HC Krupskoy
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

 
Port Arthur
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

Eto Bar
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

 
Coffee House of Summer Garden
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

48 Chairs
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

Cabinet Bar
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio & Sergey Baulin

Casa Latina
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

 
Top Hops
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

Borbar
Sosnovy Bor, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio & Bubyakin Kirill

Kolisy Hall
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra

Art Likor Club
Pushkino, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

 
Esse
Moscow, Russia

John Marshall with Jazz Classic Trio

Altstadt Schmiede
Recklinghausen, Germany

John Marshall with Recklinghausen All-Stars

Buchhandlung Schmid
Schwabmünchen, Germany
Chet Baker Story

with Johannes Ochsenbauer, Alex Jung und Lesung von Markus Woelfle

Ebersberg
Landesjazzfestival Bayern
Chet Baker Story

with Johannes Ochsenbauer, Alex Jung und Lesung von Markus Woelfle

 
Aram Khachaturyan Philharmonic Hall
Yerevan, Armenia

with Vahagn Hayrapetyan and the National Jazz Orchestra of Armenia

Cinema Moscow

Vahagn Hayrapetyan and friends (with Grant Stewart)

Jazzland
Vienna, Austria

John Marshall Quartet

Royal Garden Jazz Club
Graz, Austria

John Marshall Quartet

 
 

Instrumentals with the WDR Big Band

 
 
 
 
 
 

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)
 

Frisky

  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

Boperahouse

  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)