John Marshal

John Marshall

Master Drummer & Percussionist


John Marshall performs on concert stages, radio, television, and film both nationally and internationally. He includes the drumming traditions of the Middle East, North and South India, Egypt, West Africa, the Caribbean, and Central Asia in his repertoire. Performing on frame drums, tabla, doumbek, tombak, djembe, congas, riq, pandiero, mbira, conventional Western percussion, and all manner of hand-held percussion, John Marshall’s music has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Echoes, Hearts Of Space, PBS Television and the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).

He has performed and recorded with such artists as The Paul Winter Consort, Michael Brecker, Glen Velez, Rhonda Larson, Danny Gottlieb, Harvie Swartz, Robert Gass, Steve Gorn, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Snatam Kaur, Paco Pena, Krishna Das, David Darling, Eugene Freison, Benjamin Verdery, Coleman Barks, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, George Benson and Marc Anthony.

Performances include Centro y Exposiciones in the Dominican Republic, The New Jersey Chamber Music Society, Taos Chamber Music Group, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Tidewater Guitar Festival, Sacred Music Festival, Paradise Island, Bahamas, Virginia Arts Festival, Honolulu Performing Arts Series, Maui Concert Series, Yale Guitar Extravaganza, Music Mountain, Paul Halley’s Soulstice Celebration, Chorus Angelicus, New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas, Hartford Jazz Festival, Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and the United Nations.


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