Marvin Dolly Marvin Dolly

Marvin Dolly’s Bio Passionately driven to create good music; arranger and composer Marvin Dolly combines his love for jazz with broad influences from calypso and Brazilian music to create his signature style. Originally from the beautiful Island of Trinidad and Tobago, Marvin started playing the guitar at very young age studying the classical guitar and taking part in various music festivals in the Caribbean. Gaining popularity Marvin began touring extensively throughout the Caribbean, United States, Canada, and Europe. Feeling the need to pursue his musical career further Marvin moved to London to study at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance where he had the opportunity to study with great musicians from around the world including :Barry Langton, Chris Newland , Charlie Griffiths, Dario Cortese, Amit Chatterjee (Joe Zawinul, Richard bona, Etienne Mabappe) Gianluca Corona, Iain Scott, Phil Capone Mike Stern (Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears, Michael Brecker ) just to name a few. Moving back to Trinidad, Marvin was quickly hired by the University of the Southern Caribbean as a guitar tutor, teaching over a hundred students a week and holding master classes to help students to develop their improvisation skills in a live situation. Playing in parties and wedding on weekends, Marvin has an optimistic outlook on life and feels that every experience is charged with the capacity to transform. Following with this trend of thought he decided to migrate to the United States where he worked on the Cruise Lines as a jazz musician, moving to New York City and partaking in jams and informal sessions with more established musicians like: Lonnie Plaxico, Freddie Bryant, Adam Rafferty, Paul Beaudry, Edwin Canito Garcia, and Mimi Jones.

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