George Marsh is a San Francisco based jazz drummer, composer, and educator, currently with the David Grisman Sextet. His recordings include those with John Abercrombie, Terry Riley, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Pauline Oliveros, Denny Zeitlin, Maria Muldaur, and many others. George has taught drumming and rhythm theory at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Sonoma State University since 1982. He maintains a private studio in Santa Rosa, California.

Latest News and Updates

George is part of Modern Drummer’s new education team!

Below are the four articles on Inner Drumming that George wrote for Modern Drummer in 2012 and 2013. You can view the articles as PDFs here:

Read education team answers (including George’s) to these questions:

New Audio Samples

by George Marsh
with: Ken Cook, Randy Vincent, Doug Leibinger, Kasey Knudsen, Cliff Hugo, Dave Len Scott, and George Marsh

      Wheels & Tracks
from “Riding the Moment” with Denny Zeitlin

from “Nightfall” with Noam Lemish

from “Free for Two” with pianist Fred Kaz

from “Full Bloom” with Allaudin Mathieu and
Jennifer Wilsey

      Beethoven's 7th
Beethoven’s 7th arranged by Noam Lemish.
George Marsh, drumset
Noam Lemish, piano
Jim Kerwin, bass

George Conga

Picture by Bryan Caldwell