The Musician and His Magic Bass
David W. Marsh III is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He taught acoustic bass, electric bass and electric guitar and was the bassist in the Faculty Jazz Quintet at the George Washington University in Washington, DC for 14 years.
David is equally at home in Jazz, R&B, Blues, Latin, Caribbean, Brazilian, Classical, Funk, Reggae, Gospel and Persian as well as rock and pop styles of music. He has performed in Japan, Italy, Canada, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Brazil, former Soviet Union and throughout the United States with the DC Youth Orchestra, the St. Augustine's Gospel Choir, and recording artists such as Nestor Torres & Gil Scott Heron.
Locally, he has performed at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, the White House, Constitution Hall, the Warner Theater and many other area venues. David recorded with Jennifer Holiday, Doug Carn, St. Augustine's Gospel Choir, Carey Creed, Stickman, Kevin Campbell, Dan Reynolds, Matt Niese, Yvette Spears, Juanita Williams, Vaughn Nark and the Rejoice Conference Choir. He has been on the bill with such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, David Sanborn, Ronnie Laws, Sarah Vaughan, Jerry Butler, Yolanda Adams, Ritchie Cole, Pieces of a Dream, Ahmad Jamal, Three Irish Tenors, and Placido Domingo.
He has also performed with Della Reese, Tito Puente, Alfredo Mojica, Sr., Alfredo Mojica, Jr., Monty Alexander, John Faddis, John Hendericks, Andrew White, Gladys Knight, Curtis Fuller, Donald Harris, Larry Coryell, Guitarist Paul Reed Smith and Greg Karukas.
David has taught music at the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Harbor Academy in Edgewater, Maryland, bass/guitar at the Mitchellville Community School of the Arts (MCSA) in Bowie, Maryland and at Shepherd University in West Virginia in the Music department.
He is the bass player for "Cook, Dixon and Young" (formally Three Mo' Tenors). He performed on the groups recent PBS special and CD. Cook, Dixon and Young have performed concerts at venues such as the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl and Wolf Trap and with the prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Washington DC Opera, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.