RTS BIG BAND WITH FAMOUS JAZZ TRUMPETIST JOHN MARSHALL
Radio Television of Serbia Big Band will perform with the famous jazz trumpet player John Marshall, at the concert that will be held at Kombank hall on November 25th at 8p.m.. This time the audience will have the opportunity to listen to the repertoire chosen by the soloist, which includes some of the famous jazz standards, and also other pieces which Marshal often plays at his concerts. The compositions are written in brilliant trumpet arrangements, in which the RTS Big Band will also have the opportunity to present themselves in great sound.
John Marshall is one of the leading trumpet players of today. He performed with some off the biggest names in jazz music, such as Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, Lionel Hampton, Jerry Mulligan, Ornette Coleman, George Coleman, Dizzy Gillespie and many others. As a trumpet player he perfected his skill with the prominent professor of wind instruments, Carmin Karuzo, and as a jazz trumpet player he worked with Lonnie Hiller.
In his rich career he led a jazz quintet „The Bopera House“, and he also became highly sought-after studio musician. From 1992 to 2017 he was a prominent soloist of German radios Big band, producing numerous CD-s. In the same time his international career was also developing. With his quartet and quientet he performed all over the world. He realesed twelve CD-s, as an ensemble leader and guest. In recent years in addition to the position of a prominent jazz trumpet player and flugerhorn jazz player, Marshall has also proven to be an excelent jazz singer.
Radio Television of Serbia Big Band is the only professional jazz ensemble in Serbia. Since it’s founding in 1954., the ensemble has colaborated with the most famous domestic and foreign artists. Eminent conductors, composers and arrangers: Mladen Bobi Gutesa, Vojislav Bubisa Simic, Zvonimir Skerl, Dusko Gojkovic and Stjepko Gut were leding the orchestra for many years.
Throughout the years the orchestra recived exceptional awards and recognitions. Orchestra won the first prize at the Jazz Festival in Juan Les Pins in 1960. After it’s first tour in 1957., the orchestra was performing at the worlds most famous festivals (Tel Aviv, Montrael, Marseille, Thesaloniki, Munchen), and at a few UNICEF concerts (Belgrade, Paris, Geneve) and always with exceptional succes and praiseworthy reviews.
Over the years, the world’s biggest names of jazz music such as: Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, Maynard Ferguson, Tony Scott, Jerome Richardson, Ernie Wilkins, Alvin Queen, Reggie Johnson, Eddie Henderson, Hank Mobley, Jon Hendricks, Roy Hargrove, Brad Leali, Diane Schuur, Don Menza, Steve Turre, Ronnie Cuber, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Chuck Findley, Bobby Shew, Ack Van Rooyen, Peter Herbolzheimer, Ed Thigpen, Philly Jo Jones, Sal Nistico, Nathan Davis, Don Byas, Larry Vuckovich, Lee Konitz, Heinz von Hermann, Kenny Drew, Aladár Pege, Vic Vogel, Karlheinz Miklin, Adrian Mears, Peter King, Christoph Lauer, Erling Kroner, Ilja Reijngoud, Bert Joris, Gregory Hutchinson, Jens Winter, Jesse Davis, John Fedchock, Andrea Tofanelli, Simon Rigter, Samuel Blaser,… and also the worlds show business stars Ray Charles, Danny Kaye, Josephina Baker, Mireille Mathieu, Enrico Macias, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (ABBA) and others performed with the orchestra.
RTS Big Band has made numerous studio albums, as well as permanent recordings fot the sound archive of Radio Belgrade.