Ed Marsh

Edward Marsh, like many jazz pianists, was greatly influenced by the raw power and brilliant ideas of Art Tatum and other musical innovators. Ed took hold of jazz and blended it with his classical training to create his own unique style. After school he began working in piano sales with music retailers in San Diego. By the late 1960s, he joined Thearle’s Music, where he managed one of the store locations, which was owned by former NAMM President Harry Callaway. Ed also developed a love of the AMPICO piano systems and has become a collector and historian on the reproducing piano.


Interview Date:
March 9, 2011
Job Title:
Thearle's Music of San Diego

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