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Jim Martinez

Pianist Jim Martinez, from Sacramento, California, began his musical career at the age of four, receiving 18 years of classical training. He has amassed a list of musical accomplishments encompassing nearly all styles of music.

Martinez, 49, is a Steinway Pianos Artist and has performed or recorded with Jazz notables Lionel Hampton, the Stan Kenton  Alumni Band, Christian McBride, Russell Malone, Roy Hargrove, Cheryl Bentyne (of the Manhattan Transfer), the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Benny Golson and Ed Thigpen, the first drummer for the famous Oscar Peterson Trio. Jim has also performed with various Symphony orchestras and toured as a featured guest with the U.S. Air Force Jazz Band  (Travis AFB, CA).

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Albums

Good Grief! It's Still Jim Martinez
Good Grief! It's...

2015
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He Keeps Me Swinging
He Keeps Me Swinging
Invisible Touch Music
2011
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Three Equals One
Three Equals One
Invisible Touch Music
2006
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Guests Stan Kenton Alumni Band/Ed Thigpen
Guests Stan Kenton...

2003
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