Kerry Marsh (USA)
|Kerry Marsh is a composer and arranger specializing in
contemporary music for vocal jazz ensembles. In high demand as a
commissioned arranger for many of the nation's top educational vocal
and instrumental jazz ensembles, Marsh has a large and varied catalog
of music performed regularly around the world. Kerry publishes over 180
compositions and arrangements at KerryMarsh.com, and also has published
arrangements through UNC Jazz Press and Sound Music
Kerry is a proud member of the jazz studies faculty at The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where he directs two advanced vocal jazz ensembles and teaches applied jazz voice.
Along with his wife and musical collaborator Julia Dollison, Kerry released his highly ambitious debut album, Vertical Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider, in March 2010 through ArtistShare. Endorsed by the Grammy-winning composer herself and funded largely through fan contributions, the album features Schneider's music as written for her jazz orchestra, but with the horn parts entirely sung, and the rhythm section consisting of Frank Kimbrough, Ben Monder, Jay Anderson and Clarence Penn (all current members of The Maria Schneider Orchestra).
Marsh is busy year-round as an adjudicator and clinician for jazz festivals and workshops. Kerry has directed all-state jazz choirs in California, Colorado, Missouri, New Jersey, Arizona, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wyoming, Illinois, New York, Maine, Iowa, New Hampshire All State Jazz Choirs as well as the Nassau County (NY) Honor Jazz Choir.
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Page last updated February 2017