From the time he was four years old, banging on his parents’ upright piano, music has called to Robby Marshall. It drove him to become one of the Bay Area’s hottest young jazz saxophonists: by the time he graduated from high school, he had already performed with Carlos Santana at the Fillmore, Trombone Shorty at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and recorded Prominence Project, a benefit CD for youth music education.
He followed the sound down the California coastline, honing his skills at USC’s Thornton School of Music and immersing himself in the myriad of cultural delights Los Angeles offered him. In between classes, he found time to fly to Switzerland to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and to Chicago to perform alongside Reneé Olstead on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies, he chased his muse around the world and back again, thrilling audiences in New York, Canada and South Korea. He has risen unflinchingly to every opportunity music has given him, from recording with pop sensation Michael Bublé, to leading his own groups at the Lima and Angel City Jazz Festivals, to performing with legends like Wayne Shorter, Nancy Wilson and Bobby McFerrin.