Marshall Raymond Hawkins
Marshall Raymond Hawkins Biography

Hear Marshall Perform
Live at the
Valentine Jazz Showw.

Marshall Hawkins is currently head of the Jazz department at Idyllwild Arts Academy, a position he has held since its inception in 1985. He is also Music Director and co-founder of the Jazz in the Pines festival.

Born in Washington, D.C. on July 14, 1939, Marshall won first place honors in a talent show playing upright piano at age 12. Marshall joined the Miles Davis quintet in 1968 and traveled throughout the United States. Marshall organized the Marshall Hawkins Quintet in 1971 and performed for ten years in the D.C. area. He moved to California in 1978 and joined Eddie Jefferson and Richie Cole.

Marshall's live performances in the nineties include appearances with Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Pharoah Sanders and others.

The great pianist, Harry Pickens,
accompanied by Harold Mason and
Marshall Hawkins,
performed a live show at Idyllwild
Elementary School back in
on Valentines day of this
year. The concert , which focused
naturally on love songs ,
can now be heard agai
n..
Harry Pickens Trio

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