Dominic J Marshall
Dominic J Marshall, pianist for British nu‐jazz group The Cinematic Orchestra, comes to Servant Jazz Quarters for the live debut of his latest solo album Skeleton Keys.
This May, Dominic brings his latest release, Skeleton Keys, to Servant Jazz Quarters, with Tom Driessler (Yussef Kamaal, Tom Misch) on bass and Zoé Pascal (Zeñel) on drums. Created in London over the span of 30 months, it reflects the contrast between his rural background and the chaotic urban sprawl of the big smoke. None other than Jamie Cullum has lauded Dominic for bringing together a “great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new”.
The album features Dexter Hercules (The Voice), Lylo Gold, Ashton Sellars (Rod Wave), David Mrakpor (Bluelab Beats), Rudi Creswick (Loyle Carner), Tom Driessler (Yussef Kamaal), Justin Wilman (Heritage Orchestra), Poppy Daniels (Arlo Parks) and other heavyweights to bring Dominic’s “sunshine-evoking beats” (The Telegraph) to life.
Dominic has received critical acclaim from the likes of Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson, and Jez Nelson for his solo projects, including albums Spirit Speech – “an excellent, imaginative and distinctive album that repays repeated listens” (LondonJazzNews), The Triolithic – “a very entertaining and refreshingly original album that is worthy of high praise” (UK Vibe), and Nomad’s Land – “a wonderfully crafted album from a gifted artist whose talents shine” (Backseat Mafia).
Support comes from McCabe, an experimental soul artist from South London who incorporates hip hop production techniques. He is influenced by soul legends such as Marvin Gaye, Prince, Kali Uchis, D’Angelo and Frank Ocean while also taking inspiration from more avant-garde artists such as Yves Tumor and Dean Blunt.
“Marshall plunges into the uncanny valley and frolics in it, inventing a fresh path for the genre with irreverent wit and divine grace.” – Okayplayer