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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.

In 1992 the West German Radio-Television (WDR) Big Band in Cologne, Germany, made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and he moved his base of operations there, assuming the position of their principal jazz trumpet soloist. However, despite his busy schedule there, he still finds time to return to NY at least twice a year to perform and record.

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.


Thursday, September 29th

JFC, St Petersburg, Russia

Friday, September 30th

Roof Music Fest, St Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall Quartet

Saturday, October 1st

Coffee House, St Petersburg, Russia

Saturday, October 1st

Galeria Big Kitchen, St Petersburg, Russia


Monday, October 3rd
Dom 7, St Petersburg, Russia

with the Anna Kolchina group

Tuesday, October 4th

Jazz Philharmonic Hall (Ellington Hall), St Petersburg, Russia

Andrey Zimovets (p) feat. John Marshall

Wednesday, October 5th

Dom 7, St Petersburg, Russia

Thursday, October 6th

Port Arthur, St Petersburg, Russia

John Marshall Quartet


Friday, October 7th

Wing Bar, St Petersburg, Russia

Saturday, October 8th

Summer Garden, St Petersburg, Russia

Wednesday, October 12th

Narva Jazz Club, Narva, Estonia

John Marshall Quartet

Thursday, October 13th

Jazz Philharmonic Hall, St Petersburg, Russia

with Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra


Thursday, October 13th

Dom 7, St Petersburg, Russia

Friday, October 14th

Wine Bar, St Petersburg, Russia

Saturday, October 15th

Klava Kolibaba’s Art Exhibition, St Petersburg, Russia


John's appearances with the WDR Big Band are not listed here. Please go to the WDR Big Band website.


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








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)