Marsha Heydt
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“An electrifying performance...A touch of class...A memorable debut”
- Edward Blanco, Ejazz News.com

“I was blown away by her emotive playing and her instincts as an arranger/composer...Heads and shoulders above the projects more seasoned artists are turning out today...A rising young star”
- Joe Montague, Jazz Review.com

New York City saxophonist, composer and educator Marsha Heydt’s new Blujazz release,  “Diggin the Day”’ is the follow up to her nationally successful debut CD “One Night” with Blue Toucan Records. That CD received critical acclaim with the jazz press and was played extensively on major NPR and College radio stations.

After spending a year in Los Angeles, Marsha moved to Manhattan, New York City where she  has  become a mainstay on the club, concert, education, and recording scene since 1992.

Hailing from Allentown PA, her undergrad work was at University of the Arts in Philadelphia and also holds a Masters in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music. She has studied privately with Tim Price, Eric Person, Ron Kerber, John Blake, Larry McKenna, Jim Pugh, John Stubblefield, Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmie Amadie.

Since moving to New York, Marsha has become a very in demand multi-instrumentalist while also leading her own group, “The Project of Love” in a multitude of settings.   

Her music spans the gamut of Latin, Funk, Jazz, and Rock. She has performed with Grover Washington, Bill Watrous, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, John Stubblefield, George Gee and his “Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra,” and with Paul Schaefer in a guest appearance on The David Letterman Show. 

Her diversity is exemplified by being an author of a children’s book “Fredi’ and Her Lilly Pad Band” working as a teaching artist for the Brooklyn Conservatory.