Drummer Randy Marsh is a third generation musician and has been professionally active for over 40 years. Though growing up in a jazz background, Marsh has performed in a wide variety of music and entertainment settings. In 1976 he toured Europe with the Mike Grace's jazz quartet and played a record breaking 72 performances in 30 days. In December of 1978 he recorded with legendary “Count Basie” tenor sax man Jimmy “Night train” Forrest also featuring jazz organ legend Shirley Scott, and in 1981 the album was 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 Midwest jazz fusion band known as Turning Point, Marsh moved to the San Francisco bay area and quickly became a first call drummer on the jazz scene. From 1986 to 1988 he toured the United States, Canada, and Europe with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a 1987 “Tony Award” winning theater company.
Randy Marsh is noted for his diversity and ability to adapt to many different genres and styles of music as well as avant gardeand experimentalforms. Randy Marsh is also well known as an innovative harmonica player.
Randy can be heard at various music venues throughout Michigan and the Midwest, as well as CD recordings with Jeff Haas, Paul VornHagen, Paul Keller, Claudia Schmidt, & Ron Getz. Randy Marsh has been the drummer with Organissimo, a trio that has 5 CDs and has been together now for over 14 years. Randy Marsh currently lives in Grand Rapids, Mi where he can be found on Sundays hosting a jazz night at the SpeakEZ Lounge.