Information not connected directly with my family has now been transferred from this Web site to:
My sincere thanks to Chris for his
offer, gratefully accepted, to host the site in its new location in order
that the information will still be available to all.
I shall be using this home page for personal family information and messages.
Bill Marsh, August 2003
I am no longer able to answer requests for help or handle enquiries about Marsh trees, other than my own, that I have posted on my site hosted by Chris Ashman. If you require assistance with your Kent family research contact one of the many professional researchers. One researcher with reasonable fees I recommend is:
Mr. Vince Marsh
4 Fenton Court,
Kent CT14 9WE
E-mail: vincemarsh@ hotmail.com
Bill Marsh, March 2006
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CANADIAN NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS 2004
On 24th February 2004 son Hugh Marsh was declared winner of the National
Jazz Award for Violin. This is the second
time that Hugh has won the award in the three years the award competition has been held under its current format. Previously he had won the Jazz Violinist of the Year award four times under the preceding format.
National Jazz Award
Stainless Steel with Acrylic Base 3.5" x 1.5" x 5.5"
INSPIRATION BEHIND THE DESIGN....
The concept and design of the NATIONAL JAZZ AWARD was to include work with an abstract interplay of jazz instruments and jazz idioms such as improvisation, movement, rhythm and a chromatic element. As well, I hoped for a look that would be distinctly Canadian.
Piano keys or trumpet valves are evident on the left. The curve of a Bass is on the right. The curving up the middle suggests the letter 'J' for Jazz, the saxophone and the bodies of a trumpet, trombone i.e. the complete brass section.
Where the Canadian theme is imparted is that the form and content of an Inuit 'Inukshuk' was directly considered. As you drive north, along the sides of the highway are consciously placed stones that primitively capture the essence of the human form. They are a mark of the human spirit, a marker to 'help us find our way'. The ball at the top of the award is a head. The rectangular projections, mentioned earlier to suggest paino keys and the valves of a trumpet, here represent the flat stones composing the remainder of the human form.
The arch of the 'J' shape plays with the well known and highly recognizable image of the wind blown Canadian pine.
The materials that make up the award
itself are stainless steel and cast acrylic. The blue is a metaphor for
the chromatic element in jazz. The optic quality of the acrylic is exceptional.
No other material matches its clarity. Acrylic is rarely used for such
projects because it is worth
more than its own weight in gold.
It was more than a pleasure to have worked with Bill King and Thom Hirtz of the of the National Jazz Awards in seeing this project through to fruition. To the many musicians who work day in and day out with little recognition for their dedication I am so very greatful. I only hope the design of this award meets with your standards in excellence.
To all musicians...thank you for the music.
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