Born: June 5, 1955 Primary Instrument: Violin
Electric violinist Hugh Marsh is widely recognized as Canada's leading improvising violinist. He has toured, recorded or played with Bruce Cockburn, Loreena Mckennitt, Peter Murphy, Robert Palmer, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Flea, Miho, Mercan Dede, Jon Hassell, Don Byron, James Blood Ulmer, Ursula Rucker, Andy Milne, Dafnis Prieto, Roberto Occhipinti, Michael Occhipinti, Tagaq, Soul Asylum, Goksel Baktagir, Mary Margaret O'hara, The Henry's, Daniel Lanois, Gregoire Maret, Sinead O'Connor and Random Access among many others.
Marsh is also quite active in Los Angeles in the film score world through his longstanding working relationship with the composer Harry Gregson Williams. This has encompassed the scores for Armageddon,Spy Game,Veronica Guerin, The Rundown,Domino,Man on Fire,Shrek 2,Kingdom of Heaven,Seraphim Falls and The Chronicles of Narnia. Hugh has also had the pleasure of working with Hans Zimmer on the scores for Tears of the Sun, and The Da Vinci Code. Marsh has recently been part of Don Byron's new quartet Swiftboat and is currently touring with trumpet legend Jon Hassell.
Marsh's latest recording entitled Hugmars is slated for a September 2006 release. It features among others James Blood Ulmer, Ursula Rucker, Tagaq, Kokayi Andy Milne, Dafnis Prieto, Pedro Martinez and harmonica visionary Gregoire Maret. Hugh is a four time recipient of the National Jazz Award for violinist of the year.