Marshall Brown (musician)

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Marshall Brown
Birth nameMarshall Richard Brown
Born(1920-12-21)December 21, 1920
Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedDecember 13, 1983(1983-12-13) (aged 62)
New York City
Occupation(s)Musician, teacher
InstrumentsValve trombone
Years active1950s–1980
Associated actsPee Wee Russell

Marshall Richard Brown (1920–1983) was a jazz valve trombonist and teacher.


Brown graduated from New York University with a degree in music.[1] He was a band teacher in New York City schools, and one of his school band's performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in the 1950s.[1] With George Wein, he went to Europe to look for musicians for the International Youth Band.[1] In the late 1950s he started the Newport Youth Band.[1] His students included Eddie Gomez, Duško Gojković, George Gruntz, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jimmy Owens, and Gabor Szabo.[1] He worked with Ruby Braff, Bobby Hackett, Lee Konitz, and Pee Wee Russell.[1]

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Marshall Brown among hundreds of musicians whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[2]


As leader[edit]

  • The Ruby Braff-Marshall Brown Sextet (United Artists, 1960)
  • Live at the Chi Chi Club (Avalon, 1970)

As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Yanow, Scott. "Marshall Brown". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ Rosen, Jody (June 25, 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2019.