Eddie Marshall Tribute Concert Coming to San Francisco

Bobby McFerrin, Bobby Hutcherson, Tootie Heath, and others to perform

In honor of the late Eddie Marshall’s contribution to jazz music and education, a special tribute and benefit concert will be held at Yoshi’s SF on Sunday, Feb 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The concert honors the memory of the legendary Bay Area drummer who passed away last September. Scholarship funds in his name preserve his legacy at Jazz Camp West and the Berkeley Jazz School of Music and Performance.

Marshall was a longtime leading light of the Bay Area jazz scene. As house drummer for the famed nightclub Keystone Korner, Marshall played with nearly every major name in jazz, including such icons as Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, as well as Bobby McFerrin and fellow Bay Area jazz master Bobby Hutcherson.

Marshall’s own group Holy Mischief will open the matinee concert, playing compositions and arrangements that Marshall created. Other sets include the Brubeck Institute Quintet, Bobby Hutcherson with John Handy, Tootie Heath, and Bobby McFerrin with Jeff Carney and Paul Nagel. Visit Yoshi’s SF for tickets and more information or call 415.655.560 after 12 p.m.

Concert Details

When: Sunday, February 19, 2012

Where: Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, SF, CA 94115

Time: 1 to 4 p.m., Doors open at 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 – Proceeds from this benefit will go to Eddie Marshall Scholarship Funds at Living Jazz’s (formerly Rhythmic Concepts) Jazz Camp West and Berkeley JazzSchool of Music and Performance