Dominic J Marshall Trio
Launching their new album 'Triolithic', the Dominic J Marshall Trio surge enigmatically through jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, folk and everything in between, into a realm of expression that is uncompromisingly their own, creating a unique sound within the conventional trio format that is quite rightly attracting attention and acclaim from all quarters of the jazz world.
“(Dominic) brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new.” Jamie Cullum
“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
“Think J-Dilla or The Roots and you’re probably hitting the mark.” JJ Wheeler, JazzBreakfast
Led on keys and piano by Dominic J Marshall, this trio line up features his Cinematic Orchestra compadre Sam Vickery on bass and Sam Gardner (drums), as they take their compositional approach to improvising, coupled with a deep respect for the intimacy of the trio setting, and tie together their myriad influences and ideas into a rugged yet cohesive whole.
Dominic J Marshall
Dominic J Marshall is a prodigious talent. Having won a scholarship to study jazz at Leeds College of Music; been awarded the LCM Piano Prize; accepted on to the Masters course at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in autumn where he received guidance from the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, Dave Douglas, Gerald Clayton, Brad Mehldau and Ambrose Akinmusire. In 2013 he was selected unanimously by a jury of Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson and Jez Nelson to perform at the ‘BBC Introduces’ showcase at Band on the Wall as part of Manchester Jazz Festival (with the live recording was broadcast on BBC Radio 3).
His 2014 album ‘Spirit Speech’ was released through Origin Arts, and received instant acclaim, being hailed as ‘an excellent, imaginative and distinctive album that repays repeated listens’ by LondonJazzNews, and ‘Already an undoubted jazz highlight of 2014. Masterful!’ by CultuurPodium.
2015 has seen critically acclaimed trio shows at North Sea Jazz Festival, the BIM-huis, Pizza Express Jazz, the Southbank centre, Brighton Festival and the Vortex – the performance at North Sea Jazz Festival being broadcast live on national Dutch television channel NPO. On the strength of his growing reputation Dominic was invited to join British nu-jazz and electronic music group The Cinematic Orchestra, starting with a tour of the whole of Europe in November.
Parallel to his piano career, Dominic’s alter-ego DJM has built up a following outside the jazz-world with several albums of his self-produced beats, BExperimental blog declaring him 'a rare find who will be a formidable force in years to come.' His first cassette release Foreground Music (April 2014) was dubbed ‘highly engaging and highly listenable’ by Patient Sounds, with follow-up Cave Art now out and making waves on the notorious Paxico Records label (‘a one-of-a-kind-project’ - HipHop Speakeasy).