Performing over 250 gigs a year, John Marley is one of the busiest and most in demand bass players in the north of the UK. Since graduating from the BA (HONS) Degree in Jazz Studies at Leeds College of Music , he has worked with some of the biggest names in British jazz such as Julian Siegel, Stu Mccallum (Cinematic Orchestra), Kit Downes, Dennis Rollins, Alex Munk, Eddie Hick, Jamil Sheriff and Joel Purnell. Through his association with the Charity Dreamgirls, John has had the privilege of performing with celebrity singers such as Ricky Valance, Chip Hawkes (The Tremeloes), Angie Brown and Katrina Leskanich (Katrina & the Waves).  John is the tutor for our Jazz Stars ensemble.

John is a regular member of many bands including the Kate Peters Quartet, Firebird Quartet and Alec Robinson Quartet as well as playing bass and guitar in the famous York Theatre Royal Pantomime. He is also a respected teacher and arranger, having done arrangements for many bands and musicians across the country. He has appeared on national TV and radio on both the bass guitar and double bass. 

Qualifications - 

  • Btech National Diploma in Popular Music

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Jazz Studies

  • Dip LCM in Bass Guitar Tuition

  • ALCM in Bass Guitar Tuition