Primary Instrument: Clarinet
Clarinetist and Tenor Saxophonist Maxine Carol Martin is a Hartford, CT. resident. Her album Fragments And Colors Of Me has a variety of music with jazz, r& b, and Latin influences. Most of the compositions are originalssome are instrumentals and others are songs that she sings on, along with her clarinet and saxophone playing. She's joined by pianist Warren Byrd, guitarist Sinan Bakir, bassist Matt Dwonszyk, and drummer Cemre Dogan. She has performed with them occasionally at several venues throughout Connecticut and with other musicians such as: percussionist Abu Alvin Carter, Sr., banjoist and guitarist Jim Mercik, singers Margaux Hayes and Nicki Mathis, drummer Michael Augeri, and bassist Paul Fuller.
Maxine has also lived and worked in New York for over 20 years and has performed in many International Women in Jazz events with bassists Carline Ray, Miriam Sullivan, and Kim Clarke; pianists Linda Presgrave and Patrizia Scascitelli; drummer Bernice Brooks, and other artists. Throughout New York she has performed at many venues: Bar 55, CBGB's, The Bitter End, The Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Smalls, and St. Nicholas Pub.
She studied with saxophonists Charles Davis and Kenny Rogers at JazzMobile in New York and has a B.A. in music from The University Of South Florida. Also, as a music education major at Hartt School of Music she audited classes with saxophonists Jackie McLean and Paul Jeffries. She is currently a private music instructor in Hartford, CT.
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