Jazz on the Bay with Melanie O’Reilly:Episode 16: Mike Marshall
Irish jazz singer Melanie O’Reilly journeys to the Oakland Hills in the Bay Area to meet Mike Marshall, who is one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile string instrumentalists in America today. A master on mandolin, guitar, mandocello and violin, he was originally with the Dave Grisman band and has gone on to create some of the most adventurous instrumental music in contemporary times.. Whether playing bluegrass, jazz, or Brazilian choro music , Mike is able to swing gracefully between all of these musical styles with a unique blend of virtuosity, depth and musical integrity that is rare in the cross cultural musical world of today. (Originally broadcast on RTE Radio 1, Ireland’s National Broadcasting station, this program was part of this series which won the Irish National Radio Award).