Robby Marshall

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.
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