Marshall Vente Octet 

Marshall Vente Octet
Tribute to Steely Dan
• MVP (Marshall Vente Pop)


Fun Jazz, original arrangements
and the best musicians.


Live music for concerts, festivals, clubdates and educational clinics.

Arranged, conducted and produced by Marshall Vente. Featuring:

Trumpet and Flugelhorn: Terry Connell. Greg Duncan or Tom Tallman
Trombone: John Mose or Tom Garling
Saxophones and flutes:
Jim Massoth, Jack Baron, Brian Gephart & Chip Gdalman
Bass: Jim Batson, Scott Mason or Curt Bley
Drums: Steve Shebar or Isi Perez
Piano and electric piano: Marshall Vente
Special guest percussionist: Alejo Poveda

“After 40 years of attending live jazz events around the world and seeing such greats as Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Art Pepper, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Quartet, and clocking up thousands of listening hours, I have reached the stage where I have become a little blasé about the quality of the inventiveness of some of the offerings of the current jazz scene. However, on October 10th when Marshall Vente came to perform at the Brookfield Jazz Society with his newly-formed octet, I knew after the first few bars that my ears would get a well-deserved treat that night, and I was not wrong; the varied musical selections were superbly arranged by Marshall, enabling the band to then turn each piece into a mini work of art.”  Ian Tiele, President of the Brookfield Jazz Society, Editor of the IAJRC Journal


View the Octet at Fitzgeralds Side Bar,
video by Carl Doering

Click here to view


Click on the links below to listen to our music:

Three and One

Blues and Greens

Stone Flower

Take Five

Think of One

“Good charts, man!” – Paul Smoker


“It’s cool!  I’ve watched Marshall become a fine composer/arranger over the years and downloaded his new Octet while in Japan on Christmas Eve. His recomposition of jazz standards is exciting to hear and will light-up any stage.  It’s cool!– David Matthewss


You may contact Marshall Vente 
by phone at: (630) 541-3381

Cell phone: (630) 430-5113

or by e-mail at


Marshall Vente 
P.O. Box 1135
Westmont, IL 60559


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