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Mel Martin

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: June 7, 1942    

Mel Martin

Mel Martin is a composer, arranger, bandleader, saxophone and flute player - one of the most versatile and creative musicians to ever emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area. In his long career, he’s played a part in many of the innovative movements that have come out of that creative community. He sat in with Wes Montgomery and his brothers while he was still a teenager, played in John Handy’s Freedom Band in 1962, worked and recorded with many of the progressive rock and Latin rock bands of the late 60s and early 70s including The Loading Zone, Cold Blood, Azteca and Boz Scaggs. He founded the award winning Listen, one of the early West Coast jazz-fusion bands in 1976. He’s currently artistic director of Bebop and Beyond, a group he founded in 1983, as well as leading the Mel Martin Quartet, The Tenor Conclave, the Mel Martin Big Band and the Benny Carter All Star Tribute Band....
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Awards

Bammy, Grammy
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    Just Friends

    Jazzed Media
    2007
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    She Who Listens

    Telarc
    1986

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”This is gritty, driving music from a high-octane performer who has been delivering the goods for many years.” Ted Goia - Jazz.com

“Never content to rest on his laurels, Mel brings a wide variety of jazz stylings to this release.” Jeff Krow - Audiophile Audition

“While this CD resists easy classification, it is among the most compelling recordings that Mel Martin has made during his entire career.” - Ken Dryden, Billboard

“Martin’s a master of phrasing and a meticulous melody maker.” George Fendel - Jazz Society of Oregon

“I am most impressed with Mel Martin's musicianship.” Benny Carter

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Primary Instrument:Saxophone

Location:Novato, CA

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

I have had a longstanding commitment to education. I believe that part of a musician's function is to pass along their standards, knowledge and tradition to others. Teaching allows the musician to continue their own learning process. I have taught privately for many years and continue to do so. I have also taught in colleges and have done numerous clinics and Jazz Workshops throughout the United States...

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Mel Martin endoreses YanagisawaSaxophones and Leblanc clarinets (Dist. by Conn-Selmer), Rico Reeds (D'Addario Corp.) and Ponzol Mouthpieces exclusively. He plays both W.S. Haynes and Sankyo Prima flutes.
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