JOHN MARSHALL (trumpet) // GRANT STEWART (tenor sax) // JEB PATTON (piano) // DAVID WONG (bass) // PHIL STEWART (drums) John Marshall was born in Wantagh, New York in 1952. The jazz trumpeter played professionally in New York for 21 years. The list of musicians with whom he played in that time reads like a ``Who´s Who´´ of modern jazz:´it includes names as diverse as Benny Goodman and Ornette Coleman. John Marshall´s career began in rhythm ´n´ blues bands, salsa groups and the free jazz scene. Since 1992 Marshall lives in Cologne, Germany, where he is one of the most important soloists of the WDR radio-television big band. His European quintet with Dutch tenor legend, Ferdinand Povel, has appeared all over Germany, as well as in Belgium, Holland,Austria and Switzerland. However, Marshall has not turned his back on New York.He returns there every year for appearances and recordings.