Dominic J Marshall Dutch Trio

Thursday 29 March 2018, 8pm

Internationally acclaimed contemporary jazz piano trio

“The Dominic J Marshall trio has found both its own energy and its own authentic sound, and is an asset to the European jazz scene.”

Dominic J. Marshall © Eddy Westveer

This quote from the Dutch paper Nederlands Dagblad illustrates the way in which the pianist is almost the epitome of the international spirit that has swept through the European jazz scene in recent years. Born in Scotland, he studied at Leeds College of Music, forming a trio with fellow Leeds graduates Sam Vicary and Sam Gardner. But for his Masters degree he moved to Amsterdam, where a new version of the trio emerged, with bassist Glenn Gaddum Jr and drummer Jamie Peet.

It’s an openness that’s also reflected in his music, which, right from the start, has been marked by a responsiveness to many different influences, and an insatiable appetite for forging adventurous links between genres. At the launch of his album ‘The Triolithic’ he was described as “surging enigmatically through jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, folk and everything in between, into a realm of expression that is uncompromisingly his own”. Names as diverse as Bill Evans, Robert Glasper and J Dilla all get tossed into the critical mix, but really the only name that can be applied to this music is Dominic J Marshall!

The pianist continues to work regularly with his two trios, and the original outfit has played several enthusiastically received Tyneside gigs. But this Globe performance, a co-promotion between Jazz.Coop and Jazz North East, marks the first ever UK appearance for the powerfully driving Dutch team. It’s a great opportunity for his growing number of Tyneside fans to catch up with another side of a brilliantly multi-faceted artist, and for new listeners to discover just how good he is.

Admission £ 10 ( £ 8 concessions)
Tickets for this gig are available from Reflex CDs (0191 260 3246) or online from, or on the door.

This concert is jointly promoted by Jazz.Coop and Jazz North East. It is financially assisted by Dutch Performing Arts and the Jazz Promotion Network