Jason Marshall is an American saxophonist born on September 5, 1975, in Houston, Texas. He is known for his virtuosic playing and his ability to seamlessly blend different styles of music, including jazz, funk, and hip hop.
Marshall began playing the saxophone at a young age and was heavily influenced by the music of jazz legends such as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. He studied music at Texas Southern University, where he honed his skills and developed his unique style of playing.
Marshall’s career took off in the early 2000s, and he quickly established himself as a rising star in the jazz world. He recorded his first album, “In the Beginning,” in 2002, which was met with critical acclaim. Marshall’s playing on the album was characterized by his technical prowess and his ability to incorporate different styles of music into his playing.
Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, Marshall continued to release albums and perform on some of the biggest stages in the world. He played at several major jazz festivals, including the Montreux Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival. He also collaborated with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Roy Hargrove and the Mingus Big Band.
In addition to his recordings and performances, Marshall is known for his work as a music educator. He has taught at several music schools and workshops throughout the United States, including the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Marshall is a Selmer and P. Mauriat artist, and he has worked closely with both companies to develop new saxophones and mouthpieces. He is also an endorser of JodyJazz mouthpieces.
Today, Jason Marshall continues to be one of the most innovative and influential saxophonists in jazz. His playing is characterized by his technical prowess, his ability to seamlessly blend different genres of music, and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible on the saxophone.
Page last updated 3/28/2023.