At fifteen George Marsh became a professional drummer in Belleville, Illinois. His early experiences included work with Sam Andria, Jimmy Williams, and Barbara Streisand (before she became a super star). He studied percussion with Tom Siwe and Jack McKenzie at Champagne-Urbana, and later played with the Lyric Opera, The Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players and many great Chicago jazz musicians. Since 1968, he has lived in the San Francisco area where he has performed and recorded with musicians such as: David Grisman Quintet/Sextet, Jerry Garcia, John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Joe Henderson, Harold Land, Denny Zeitlin, Terry Riley, William Allaudin Mathieu, Pauline Oliveros, Kronos Quartet, Mel Martin, etc. If you were around in 1970, perhaps you caught him with Chuck Berry, Loading Zone or The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood at the Fillmore West and East.

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New Video: Incredible Musical Telepathy From Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh

Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh have electro-acoustic roots going back to the late sixties when they recorded and concertized together for a decade in the Denny Zeitlin Trio. In 2017, 50 years later, Sunnyside Records released “Expedition,” a duo album of critically acclaimed free improvisations. Zeitlin’s studio resembles Mission Control at Houston, with the multiple… read more

New Record with Denny Zeitlin

Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh continue their duo electro-acoustic adventures in free improvisation (Sunnyside Records 1487) Release Date: July 21, 2017   CRITICAL ACCLAIM “There is a wonderfully free-flowing spirit to the new Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh CD Expedition. The music percolates like water from a newly tapped spring. It has an organic slipstream feel to it that comes from… read more

Inner Drumming by George Marsh

New Expanded Version of Inner Drumming Available

Hello Drummers! I’m excited to announce that the new expanded version of Inner Drumming is now available. I’ve added many more flows and essential exercises plus a one-hour DVD explaining how to use the book. Inner Drumming has been my life’s work for the last 35 years and I’m thrilled to share it with you.… read more