George Marsh is a San Francisco based jazz drummer, composer, and educator, currently with the David Grisman Sextet. His recordings include those with John Abercrombie, Terry Riley, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Pauline Oliveros, Denny Zeitlin, Maria Muldaur, and many others. George has taught drumming and rhythm theory at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Sonoma State University since 1982. He maintains a private studio in Santa Rosa, California.

Latest News and Updates

George is part of Modern Drummer's new education team!

The April 2012 issue of Modern Drummer includes the first in a series of articles by George on the subject of Inner Drumming. The second installment was just published in the June 2012 issue. You can view both articles as PDFs here:

Read education team answers (including George's) to these questions:

New Audio Samples

The audio samples below are from a work in progress for an upcoming release with Jim Kerwin and Noam Lemish:

Beethoven's 7th arranged by Noam Lemish.
George Marsh, drumset
Noam Lemish, piano
Jim Kerwin, bass


Gongscapes/Waltz For Lucy
George Marsh, gongs & conga drums
Noam Lemish, piano


Waltz for Lucy
George Marsh, drums

Noam Lemish, piano


George below freezing
Photo by Matt Eakle