Percussionist George Marsh and pianist Noam Lemish have been working together as a duo since the early part of 2007. "Yes And" is their first release. \'Marsh is, in himself, one of the finest and most versatile percussion sections in jazz.\'? Rick Van Horn, Modern Drummer Magazine "As a musician, Lemish is deeply engaged, highly disciplined and his talent is without doubt world-class. I have every confidence that his music and thought will encourage his generation." ? W.A. Mathieu - Composer, author and teacher? \'George\'s sound enhances the music and his imagination makes for marvelous coloration and surprises - and he has roots!\'? Shelly Manne \'It is well known that Noam is one of my favorite musicians. I admire his talent and openness to reach out and create new music." ?Jessica Felix, Artistic Director of Healdsburg Jazz Festival \'A true jazz freak\'s drummer: loose, propulsive, constantly directional and incredibly sensitive.\' ?Mike Bourne, Down Beat Magazine George Marsh At fifteen George Marsh became a professional drummer in Belleville, Illinois. His early experiences included work with Sam Andria, Jimmy Williams, and Barbara Streisand. He studied percussion with Tom Siwe and Jack McKenzie at Champagne-Urbana, and later played with the Lyric Opera, The Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players and many great Chicago jazz musicians. Since 1968, he has lived in the San Francisco area where he has performed and recorded with musicians such as: David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, John Abercrombie, Mose Allison, Joe Henderson, Harold Land, Denny Zeitlin, Terry Riley, William Allaudin Mathieu, Pauline Oliveros, Kronos Quartet, Mel Martin, etc. If you were around in 1970, perhaps you caught him with Chuck Berry, Loading Zone or The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood at the Fillmore West and East. George has written percussion music for such films as Never Cry Wolf and The Black Stallion. He premiered a suite of his pieces for chamber ensemble in the fall of 2002 at the Lincoln Center in New York which featured Rich Fudoli (reeds), David Wessel (interactive electroacoustics), and Mel Graves, bass. And he also performed on this same concert with TimelessPulse featuring Pauline Oliveros (just intonation accordion), Thomas Buckner (vocals), Jennifer Wilsey (percussion), and David Wessel (interactive electroacoustics). He is currently playing and composing for the David Grisman Quintet and TimelessPulse. He is currently touring with the David Grisman Quintet. George has taught drumming and rhythm theory at the University of California at Santa Cruz since 1982 and also teaches at Sonoma State University and at his private studio in Santa Rosa California. Inner Drumming is Marsh\'s first drum instruction book, a highly praised and unique manual for drummers. Keep a lookout for George\'s new version of Inner Drumming using color throughout to enhance the learning process. He is also creating Polyrhythmic Metronome CD\'s for the study of cross rhythms and polyrhythmic improvisation. Noam Lemish Israeli-American pianist Noam Lemish (b.1982) began his classical and jazz studies in Israel. Following his high school studies, he settled in Sonoma County, California where he has quickly become one of the leading jazz pianists in the Bay Area. ?? A recent graduate of Sonoma State University, Lemish has appeared in countless performances across the San Francisco Bay Area, Denmark, Belgium, Israel and beyond. Lemish has performed with such musicians as: George Marsh, Billy Hart, John Handy, James Newton, Julian Lage, Dayna Stephens, Mel Graves, Mel Martin and many others. In addition to his original projects and work as a sideman, Lemish has also toured with The San Francisco Mime Troupe (2003) and has composed music for theater and dance productions, most notably: UBU RULES! (2005) and Verlaine: Muse and Music Maker (2005). Much like other Israeli musicians who are thriving in the US, Lemish's musical dialogue between his childhood home and his worldly influences offers his audience an entryway into a new musical perspective and a distinctly authentic voice that never ceases to grow and develop.
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