Martha Lorin was raised to be a jazz singer. Martha comes from a family of professional musicians and Welsh singers. Her grandmother, Sarah Dalton, sang in the 1920s at LA's famous Pantages Theater. Her mother, Margaret Dalton, was a pianist/singer/songwriter who was mentored by clarinetist Joe Vinuti and songwriter Willard Robinson. Margaret worked at The Muehlebach Theatre, Kansas City – known as the “heart” of the city – and had her own radio show there, where she introduced and sang new tunes. Martha was herself mentored by Ruth Etting, the enormously poplular 1920/30s singer who opened a jazz club in Colorado Springs with her pianist husband. It was Etting who advised Martha to sing it the way you feel it.
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Martha Lorin is one of the best jazz singers around today. Joe Regan, Jr. Times Square Chronicles
Martha Lorin is the kind of singer of which a lyricist dreams: caressing every word with meaning
and clarity, while making every song an unforgettable experience.
Michael Colby, Musical Theater Composer and Writer
She is a wonderful singer who has a timeless quality and yet is a fresh voice on the jazz scene. Tommy Flanagan
You'd be hard-pressed to find a jazz singer in New York City venue with a more
seductively beautiful voice than Martha Lorin's. Barbara and Scott Siegel, Living It Up
Martha Lorin is a true gem among modern jazz vocalists