Born: August 15, 1981 Primary Instrument: Piano
Martyn Croston is currently a jazz/wedding pianist and a piano/music teacher
He has performed in the UK, Canada, Russia, Spain and the US, both as a solo pianist and with numerous ensembles at weddings, parties and other events
Martyn has played with some notable musicians, including Toby Smith (Jamiroquai) and Dave Richmond (Manfred Mann).
After Martyn completed his Bachelors in Music at the University of Bristol, he moved to Moscow, performing regularly throughout the city as a solo pianist and with numerous ensembles, including a performance with the Ukranian guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko.
In 2007, he received a scholarship to study a Masters at Western Michigan University, where he received lessons from Dr Stephen Zegree and Tad Weed.
Martyn was the pianist for the vocal jazz group Gold Company, performing at the International Association for Jazz Education in Toronto with Darmon Meader from New York Voices. He also played in a jazz quartet that supported the African American Jazz Caucus featuring the jazz educator and saxophonist Jamie Aebersold. Martyn performed at two annual shows with Gold Company, supporting The Velvelettes and the winning choir from NBC's Clash of the Choirs. Through the university, he played at two jazz clinics with the jazz vibist Stefon Harris at schools in the Kalamazoo area.