Amazon.com Widgets

Marty Ashby

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Marty Ashby

I began performing professionally at age eight with my parents and brothers in our hometown of Baldwinsville, NY. The “Ashby Family” was one of Central New York's most in-demand Society Bands during the 1970's and provided a strong musical base for all of the Ashby boys. I was accepted to the Ithaca College music program on scholarship at age 16 and thus graduated High School in three years to pursue a career in music.

During my undergraduate years I began producing Jazz Festivals in order to escape the smoky jazz club scene and, more importantly, present the music in a dignified way. This proved to be a wonderful vehicle to premiere new music and perform with a variety of my idols for the first time. Up until this time, I had concentrated on learning the Jazz repertoire and gaining as much gig experience as possible. I was now beginning to write more music, create new ensembles and tour with my own bands....
read more

Submit Take Five Answers. We'll publish your Take Five questions and answers as an article, feature it on the home page and link to it from your musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Marty Ashby events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Rank: 16,791 Views: 1,488
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Tom Chang

Tom Chang

About | Enter

Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton

About | Enter

Sheryl Bailey

Sheryl Bailey

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW