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Daniel John Martin

Daniel John Martin, jazz violin and vocals, was born in Congleton, England. After spending most of his childhood in Africa (Dakar-Senegal/ Johanesburg- South Africa- for ten years) He came to Paris France Where he continued to study the violin at Parisian conservatories. He soon met up with jazz and it has remained his main interest ever since. Daniel John Martin has recorded with many artists , Urban Gipsy is his first solo album. You can hear Daniel John Martin every wednesday at the famous -AUX PETITS JOUEURS- where he hosts the gipsy probably most important Parisian jam session alongside worldwide reknowned guitar player ANGELO DEBARRE. They have been joined by BOULOU and ELIOS FERRE, ROMANE, MORENO, PATRICK SAUSSOIS, RODOLPHE RAFFALLI, ANDREAS OBERG, LUDOVIC BEIER, KIYOSHI KABAYASHI amongst others... Daniel John Martin tours regularly with his Urban Gipsy band (He tours the UK every year)... DJM has played at ... Le Quecumbar in London...The City of London Festival...The Birmingham International Jazz Fesztival... The Sunset... the Baiser Salé... The Petit Journal Montparnasse... The Théatre de Champs Elysées... Main French Jazz festivals, Radio and National TV shows ...CHECK


different violins... Paul Mongenot, Charles-Francois Vuillaume, old german violin unsigned, a tenor violin and a Chapuy still under repair and an old "bearded man scroll" violin amongst others I use a Schertler mic allthough I prefer the pure acoustic sound. I have different effect processors which I don't use that much anymore... I use a AER amp


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Teaches violin at the Swing Romane Academy in Paris


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