Doug Martin Doug Martin

San Francisco Bay Area jazz guitarist, Doug Martin, has performed with some of the finest artists on the West coast and abroad including Germany based gypsy guitarist/composer, Lulo Reinhardt, Grammy award winning guitarist John Jorgenson, gypsy guitarist Mike Reinhardt, guitarist Paul Mehling of the Hot Club of San Francisco, Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg, French guitarist Sebastien Lanson, SF based guitarist Brandon Robinson, French vocalist Jessica Fichot, as well as legendary jazz guitar virtuosos Howard Alden and Mimi Fox.

You can find Doug performing throughout the year in various gypsy jazz and strait ahead jazz ensembles in the US, Asia and Europe.


In the greater San Francisco Bay Area you’ll find Doug performing with his own band, The Avatar Ensemble, which includes guitarist Jason Vanderford and bassist Joe Kyle Jr. along with clarinetist, Dan Magay. You’ll often find violinist, Annie Staninec and mandolinist, Mike Zisman performing with the core group as well. This ensemble performs original and traditional gypsy jazz, bebop, Latin jazz and gypsy waltzes in an all acoustic format.

In addition to his own ensemble, Doug tours throughout the year as rhythm guitarist in the John Jorgenson Quintet. The JJQ tours throughout the US and abroad most months out of the year performing original gypsy jazz compositions as well as the music of Django Reinhardt.

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”Doug Martin plays with fire, precision, and creativity and is part of the new breed of guitarists that are carrying on the Django tradition with such fervor...recommended!” -Jazz guitar luminary Mimi Fox

“They sound very good, they have that gypsy soul . . . It's nice to hear a good guitarist.” -Joe Messina 2x Grammy winner Funk Brother Standing In the Shadows of Motown

“Martin is a guitarist and composer worth watching, and Avatar Ensemble is a band with something new to say” - Jack Brown of

“Doug Martin is more than a Django disciple, he's a pioneer in the next wave a Djangoistas

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Albums by Doug Martin

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