Robby Marshall is an active saxophone player and
composer living in Los Angeles, California. He is a
member of several bands that are considered to be
local institutions, including the electrically
proficient John Daversa Band, the free-floating
Critical Brass Brass Band, and the legendary 60-piece
Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra.
Marshall also keeps busy leading his own projects.
His acoustic quartet, RootSystem, was featured at the
2007 Lima Jazz Festival. He has a handful of electric
projects, all of which play regularly in the Downtown
area. These genre-bending bands are dedicated to
mixing the electric with the acoustic, the improvised
with the composed, and the old with the new.
Robby first moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to attend
the USC Thornton School of Music. While studying, he
began playing saxophone for the legendary producer,
David Foster. He recorded for Michael Buble (Warner
Bros.) and toured with the young vocal phenom, Renee
Olstead (Reprise). Since then he has continued to
work with many noteworthy musicians along the way,
including Terri Lyne Carrington, Bill Watrous, Shelly
Berg, Tigran Hamasyan, Taylor Eigsti, Robi Draco
Rosa, James Tormé, Hilary McRae, and Harry Belafonte.
He was a participant the in Henry Mancini Insitute,
where he contributed to the Grammy-nominated
recording, Elevation. In 2004 the USC Thornton School
awarded Robby with the Bobby McFerrin Scholarship,
which resulted in a memorable performance alongside
the virtuosic vocal legend.