Randy Marsh | Drums:
Randy is a third-generation musician and has been professionally active for over 50 years. Though growing up in a jazz background, Marsh has performed in a wide variety of music and entertainment settings. In 1976 Marsh toured Europe with the Mike Grace Quartet, a contemporary jazz ensemble that played a record-breaking 72 performances in 30 days! In 1978 there was a live recording made with legendary “Count Basie” tenor saxman Jimmy “Night train” Forrest also featuring jazz organ legend Shirley Scott, resulting in an album released on the Palo Alto Jazz label, entitled, “Heart Of The Forrest”.
At the end of 1985, after a 4-year stint with a popular fusion band known as Turning Point, Marsh moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and quickly became the first call drummer on the music scene. From 1986 to 1988 joined up with and toured the United States, Canada, and Europe with the 1987 “Tony Award-winning theater company, the “San Francisco Mime Troupe”.
Randy Marsh is noted for his creative ability to adapt to many different music settings and is currently, and has been, the drummer with Jeff Haas’s jazz trios & quartets for over 30 years! As well as the eclectic “Big Fun Project” with Jeff Haas, Randy is the drummer in Organissimo, a Hammond organ trio project that recently marked a 22nd anniversary and with 7 album releases. Randy is also well known as a harmonica player and is featured on tracks of 3 Organissimo albums, “This Is The Place” Groovadelphia, and B3tles, a tribute to the Beatles.
Randy can be heard at various music venues throughout Michigan and is currently playing regularly in Traverse City with Jeff Haas and BIG FUN.