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Scott Marshall

Scott Marshall
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music


Winds, Clarinet, Band

Scott Marshall moved to Toronto in 1999 after completing his Masters of Music at the University of North Texas. Since then Scott has become a constant of the Toronto music scene! A skilled producer, composer and arranger, Scott’s compositions have been featured on five of his own releases: Dream Logic Project (2018) Nihahi Ridge (2014), Vignettes (2010), Nine Moments of Time (2007), and Face it (2002), as well as two releases by the group Out of Order: What Now (2000), and Out of Order (1997).

Scott’s abilities on the saxophone, featured on his own recordings, have also found him appearing as a guest soloist on several releases including: Lyne Tremblay’s critically acclaimed release Break and Enter (2003), Bill Stevenson’s ECMA award winning recording For the Record (2006), Tom Leighton’s Leighton Tendencies (2010), Tom Swift’s release The Fortunate Few (2013), and NOJO’S critically acclaimed release NOJO Explores the Dark Side (2010).

In addition to recording Scott has performed with a lengthy and diverse list of accomplished musicians including: Norah Jones, Johnny Mathus, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Bobby Caldwell, The Rascals, Russel de Carle, The Shuffle Demons, Denzel Sinclaire, The Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Manteca, Pretzel Logic, Shadmehr Aghilli, Hot Toddy, Bill Stevenson, Lyne Tremblay, Out of Order, and the Juno-winning big-band NOJO.

Scott is bandleader for several ensembles, both professional and artistic, including: The Jazztice League, The Scott Marshall Quartet, and The Scott Marshall Trio. His groups have a loyal following, have had famed trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis stopped by to sit in with the band, and recently performed at an event featuring guest speaker former president Bill Clinton.

Scott is a skilled producer. As well as producing his own five releases, Scott produced and arranged all the music for the highly successful twenty five show concert series Marshall at the Monarch (2013 - 2015), which featured many great Toronto jazz musicians like: Dave Young, David Braid, Kevin Turcotte, Mike Murley, David Restivo, Adrean Farugia, Rich Brown, Mike Downs, Jim Vivian, and Terry Clarke to name a few. Scott also co-produced and arranged all the music for Lyne Tremblay’s critically acclaimed release Break and Enter (2003) and served as Lyne’s music director for several years. Scott also co produced two shows with writer, producer, actor John Evans: The Deco Show (2004), and The Beat Generation (2014).

Scott has had a lengthy and diverse career as a music educator. Since 1999 he has been instructing band classes with the Toronto District School Board as an Itinerant Music Instructor. For The Royal Conservatory of Music he fills roles as assistant band director for the Peterson School Band Enrichment Program, woodwind specialist for band masterclasses, jazz band instructor (summer camp), and adult jazz combo instructor. Scott has also taught a several music camps over the years including: Toronto Music Camp, Music By the Lake, RCM Music Camp, University of New Brunswick Music Camp, and Bobcaygeon Music Camp.