Dominic John Marshall – Pianist/composer/beatmaker from Wiltshire, England. After studying classical piano for 10 years with his father Mark Marshall, Dominic was awarded the Alan Hawkshaw scholarship to study jazz at Leeds College of Music. By summer 2010 his graduation recital had won him the LCM Piano Prize.
After being accepted on to the Masters course at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in autumn of the same year, Dominic was lucky enough to receive guidance from the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brad Mehldau and Ambrose Akinmusire. His first trio CD The Oneness was recorded, self-produced and released in this time, Chris Parker of LondonJazz calling it ‘a striking debut’.
In April 2011 Dominic received The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award for young British musicians of exceptional ability to finance the final year of his postgrad. After graduating Cum Laude in May 2012 with a 10, his second trio CD Icaros was released on the F-IRE Label (‘…certainly on a par with any other piano trio I’ve heard this year, if not better. A five-star offering if ever there was one.’ – JJ Wheeler). Icaros was awarded ‘Best International Jazz Album 2012’ by the highly-esteemed Japan-based blog TokyoJazzNotes.
In March 2013 Dominic was awarded an Emerging Excellence award from Help Musicians UK to record Spirit Speech, his latest trio album. Then in summer he was selected unanimously by a jury of Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson and Jez Nelson to perform at ‘BBC Introduces’ at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival. The live recording was broadcast in August for BBC Radio 3.
“He brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new.” (Jamie Cullum)
“Proud of his influences but never overwhelmed by them: the result is refreshing and innovative.” (Bruce Lindsay – AllAboutJazz)
“Not only a piano virtuoso, he also has an impeccable sense of timing, melodic elaboration and musicality.” (Luc van Gaans – HiFi)
“A soloist with a complete mastery of his instrument, as well as an overflowing imagination which creates a musical world both fascinating and surprising” (Mathilde Löffler – Jazzenzo)
“Dominic J Marshall trio has found both its own energy and its own authentic acoustic sound, and is an asset to the European jazz scene.” (Johan Bakker – Nederlands Dagblad)
“Marshall looks to be one for the future” (Selwyn Harris – Jazzwise)
“A musician with an unprecedented level of artistry which is full of influences” (Serge Juilen – Cultuurpodium)
“A prodigious pianist and composer” (Sean Smith – TokyoJazzNotes)
“A new piano star” (Hessel Fluitman – Jazzflits)
“Think J-Dilla or The Roots and you’re probably hitting the mark.” (JJ Wheeler – JazzBreakfast)
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced