Matatu Festival of Stories
Thursday, September 26, 7PM
Solo Performance
Oakland, CA
Insurgent Learning Workshops

Sunday, August 4 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Kansas City, MO

JULY 2019
Insurgent Learning Workshops

Sunday, July 21 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Sunday, July 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Kansas City, MO


Nueva Magia + Entre las Patas de la Araña Violinista

Marisa Demarco & Marshall Trammell

JUNE 2019
Santa Fe, NM
Cropus Arts
Autumn Chacon/William Fowler Collins/
Marshall Trammell
Albuquerque, NM
Indexical Moment/um
Curated by Candace Hopkins&
Raven Chacon
Off Lomas Residency 
"Indexical Moment/um"
public installation on-view
until Labor Day.
Albuquerque, NM
MAY 2019
Museum of Human Achievement
Curated by Zac Traeger,
May 11, 2019
Insurgent Learning: Practical Pedagogies for Improvisation
May 18, 2018
Black Fighting Formations (BFF):
Face Jugs + Double Duo
May 25, 2019
CooKingTrammell: Cool Snacks
APRIL 2019
Curated by Jose Naverette
Indexical Moment/um:
Performing Political Education"
Indexical Moment/um
What Does A Harm Free Zone Feel Like? Part I
What Does A Harm Free Zone Feel Like? Part II
Indexical Moment/um visual archive 
Adobe Books Series
Tongo & Marshall Are ZNH! -
A Tribute series honoring
Zora Neale Hurston



FEBRUARY 14, 2019 

SIGE Records: “Experimental Love

“Experimental Love” – A collective exploration of drone, free improv, abstracted song and electroacoustic composition by SIGE Records artists Nordra, William Fowler Collins, Faith Coloccia, Daniel Menche, Marshall Trammell and Aaron Turner.

Off Lomas residency, Albuquerque
High Mayhem residency, Santa Fe 
In Defense of Memory@ SITE: Santa Fe
Laura Ortman, violin/Carlos Santistevan, bass/Marshall Trammell
IDOM Ensemble @ Albuequerque, NM​
Marisa Demarco (electronics)​/Raven Chacon (guitar)/
Laura Ortman (violin)/Carlos Santisteven (bass)
Marshall Trammell (percussion)
Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO) residency awarded!
Intercultural Leadership Institute fellowship awarded!

Music Research Strategies' “Convergence: Emergent Strategies Against the Gentrified City,” featuring GREX (record release tour)

Monday, July 16, 2018, 7pm

Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Asukubus, Music Research Strategies, ASOS at Revolution Records! 

1830 Locust St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 - May 12, 2018

All The Way Live: Electronics, Rhythm and Improvisation Workshop featuring Lisa Harris, Ben Lamar & Marshall Trammell

April 21, 2018 2-4pm - Houston, TX

 Warrior Ethos: Listening Sessions

April 13, 2018, 7p - Secret Film Screening + Mutual Aid Project performance

April 14, 2018, 8- - Mutual Aid Project performance

Live Arts in Resistance at Eastside Cultural Center, Oakland, CA


a timely convening of creative musicians: facilitated discussions on the future of Creative Music in the San Francisco Bay Area

Convergence I - April 11/Convergence II - April 16

SF Jazz Festival, Wordology

DON'T SHOOT! A Requiem in Black

Genny Lim, Ishmael Reed, Francis Wong, Equipto & Marshall TrammellApril 8, 2018

Warrior Ethos: ArchiVissionism, feat. Kade Twist

Southern California Library

March 28, 2018, 5p

Music Research Strategies

Otis School of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

March 27, 2018

No Idea Festival - Austin, Tx

"Interiors of Opposition" for solo percussion

February, 22-25, 2018

What s ArchiVissionism? North American Tour

No Idea Festival - Mexico City:

Warrior Ethos percussion duo with Milo Tamez

Trio with Remi Alvarez (reeds) and Itzam Cano (bass)

Ignaz Schick ensemble

ArchiVissionism Dialogue with archivist Andrea Ancira


Active Music Series (Oakland)

Tatsuya Nakataki - Large Percussion Group


Words + Music Tongo Eisen-Martin w/ Marshall Trammell 

October 7 @ The Green Arcade,  San Francisco CA

Indexical Moment/um  Series

"Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality" @ Prelinger Library

w/ Danishta Rivero & Jacob Felix Heule October 8 & 

w/Kevin Robinson  October 5, 2017.​


Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium​, Panel with Kade Twist​ & Marva Wisdom; Performance with Kade TwistSept 13, 2017

Praxis of Resistance:

Duologue with Dr Thomas Stanley & Marshall Trammell

Rhizome DC​ T(akoma Park) - September 20, 


CompArte 2: The Emiliano Zapata Community Festival - August 12 


Improvisatory Nature of Fugitivity workshop; 

Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality by Music Research Strategies,

feat. Mogauwane Mahloele (South Africa)


Indexical Moment/um - Interiors of Opposition August 10 & 11, Prelinger Library

Indexical Moment/um: Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality #2:

Mogauwane Mahloele (South Africa) & Music Research Strategies

Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival - David Murray, Kash Killion and Marshall R. Trammell trio

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Indexical Moment/um:

Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality #1:


featuring  djJeramy Decristo

Prelinger Library, May 17 2017.


Bird & Beckett Books

Hafez Modirzadeh (reeds),

David Boyce (reeds& electronics) &

Marshall Trammell (percussion)

March 16, 2017​

DON'T SHOOT! A Requiem in Black by SF Jazz Poet Laureate Genny Lim,

Marshall Trammell, DJ Equipto, and , saxophonist--composer, Hafez Modirzadeh. 

March 8-9, San Francisco, CA.

Black Spirituals w/ Dror Feiler (Israel/Sweden)

@ Peacock Lounge, San Francisco, CA February 22, 2017

Indexical Moment/um residency: Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA

February 2017 - March 2018

Black Spirituals +IMA & Wall @ NIght LIght, Oakland - February 16, 2017​

Drummers’ Secret Handshake #4 @ all ears Festival 16th edition Oslo, Norway - January 9-17, 2017



Black Spirituals + SubDwellers Ronnells Antivariat (Stockholm) - October 20, 2016

Black Spirituals + Jean-Louis Huhta (AKA Dungeon Acid) @Jazz House (Copenhagen) - Unseen Recordings

Black Spirituals @ Cafe OTO (London, UK) - October,  2016

sonic transmissions festival (Austin, TX): Chris Cogburn/Marshall Trammell duo; Black Spirituals - September 23-25 ,

Black Fighting Formations w/ Luke Stewart and Jamal Moore @ Rhizome DC, Takoma Park, DC September 19 & 20, 

High Zero Festival - September, 15-18, 2016

Drummers’ Secret Handshake #2  & #3: Economimesis

Second Act (San Francisco): Jacob Felix Heule, Mark Small, Jay Korber and Marshall Trammell

Center for New Music (San Francisco): Nava Dunkelman, Robert Lopez,  Jordan Glenn and Marshall Trammell​​

Hong Kai-Wang’s “Clair-Audience,” featuring Dohee Lee and Marshall Trammell with support from The Lab and Kadist Foundation - July 6.

Bay Area Book Festival: Black Spirituals w/Saul Williams and Chinaka Hodge @ Freight & Salvage - June 2, 2016

Sound American (journal): “Music Research Strategies” - Published April 2016

WEST COAST TOUR: Black Spirituals | ENDON (JP) - February 19 to March 1, 2016



Matatu Festival of Stories: Black Spirituals (curators/performers)

Black Spirituals

Drummer's Secret Handshake #1: Donald Robinson, Spirit, Baba Tacuma and Marshall Trammell

Other Kinds of Dreams, featuring Sharmi Basu, Amber McZeal & Mara Improvising Collective


Black Spirituals European Tour w/EARTH &

Don McGreevy & Roger Smal Duo

January 22 - February 25, 2015


Dohee Lee's Mago @ Yerba Buena Center of the Arts - September 2014

See "CV" for more