The Thomas Marsh Ensemble

Originally from St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Thomas Marsh is an up and coming bassist and composer, now based in Birmingham. He is influenced by a wide range of music from folk, rock, and blues, to all forms of jazz, including musicians such as Charles Mingus, Julian Lage, and John Martyn.

Having graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2023, he has been going from strength to strength. Releasing his debut album ‘What’s Wrong With Rain?’ on July 8th 2023, playing the Lava International Jazz Festival in The Azores, Portugal, and most recently having the opportunity to record with his new collaborative project at Abbey Road Studios.

During his time at the conservatoire, alongside being co-host of Jazz at The Ruin, Digbeth, he has had the opportunity to play with and learn from many of the greats of the UK and international jazz scene – as well as at prestigious venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall, and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival with the Parabola Quintets.

“We feel that this musician has things to say, and we are already impatient to see the artistic direction he will take.”

  • Camille Dal’Zozo, (2023) ‘Lava jazz en essor aux Açores’, Citizen Jazz

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Yn wreiddiol o Dyddewi, ond bellach wedi’i leoli yn Birmingham, mae’r basydd a’r cyfansoddwr Thomas Marsh yn creu gan ddefnyddio cerddoriaeth werin, roc, blues a phob ffurf ar jazz, gyda dylanwadau’n cynnwys Charles Mingus a John Martyn. Ers graddio o Royal Birmingham Conservatoire yn 2023, rhyddhaodd ei albwm gyntaf ‘What’s Wrong With Rain?’, perfformiodd yng Ngŵyl Jazz Ryngwladol Lava yn The Azores, ac mae wedi recordio yn Abbey Road Studios ar gyfer prosiect cydweithredol newydd.