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Marty Krystall

Born: April 12, 1951    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Marty Krystall

Born in 1951 and raised in Los Angeles, Marty's early interest in music was prompted at age 5 by chasing his baby brother in circles under a grand piano as their father played Chopin, Beethoven and Scriabin. His father also installed a remote loudspeaker in his bedroom so he could sleep with the classics, as well as music by Stravinsky, Shoenberg, Webern and other modernists. His first instrument was the clarinet, followed by saxophone in high school, and later flute and oboe. First jobs were in community opera orchestras and symphonies while still in grade school, but by this time Krystall also developed an interest in popular music and learned to transpose piano music on the Bb clarinet during lunch hour with piano players sight-reading pop, rock and jazz in the school auditorium. When he entered Venice High he joined their stage band on tenor and studied privately with Hollywood studio musicians Bill Green, Gary Gray and John Neufeld....
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Awards:

2000 - Telly Award for Music Director of "Marty Krystall Quartet Plus One" Aegis Award (2000) Best Low Budget Video - "Marty Krystall Quartet Plus One."
”Marty Krystall is one of the most passionate, powerfully swinging, and just plain unselfconsciously original players in all of jazz.” - Nat Hentoff

“I always thought of John Gilmore as having been the best of the lesser known tenor players in jazz - until I heard Marty Krystall.” - Bob Levin

Live At Ravenna Jazz with Buell Neidlinger and Steve Lacy (K2B2 Records 2011) Silver Screen In Blue (for Clarinet and Strings) (K2B2 Records 2009) Plays Webern / Brahms / with Peter Serkin and the Cooker Quartet (Vivace Records 2010) Marty Krystall Plays Herbie Nichols(K2B2 2007) Krystall Klear and the Buells - This Way Is West (K2B2 2008) Thelonious Atmosphere (K2B2 2006) Aurora w/ Buell Neidlnger and Peter ErskineBuell Neidlinger Quartet - Big Drum w/Vinne Colaiuta (K2B2 1994)

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, tenor

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Founded the jazz department at CalArts in 1973, and led the Jazz Ensemble there from 1973-1976. Founded the Aspen Music Festival jazz studies dept. in 1972. Led the Saxophone Workshop at Rotterdam Conservatory. First jazz instructor at Mount Saint Marys College (Los Feliz) 1971. By appointment; $100 per lesson (1 hour minimum)

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Founded the jazz department at CalArts in 1973, and led the Jazz Ensemble there from 1973-1976. Founded the Aspen Music Festival jazz studies dept. in 1972. Taught jazz workshop at Rotterdam Conservatory. First jazz instructor at Mount Saint Marys College (Los Feliz) 1971. Saxophone workshop and / or ensemble specializing in the music of Thelonious Monk, Herbie Nichols and Marty Krystall

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