Marti Mendenhall is quickly gaining momentum as a Performer, Songwriter, Producer and Podcast Host. She is a magnetic, engaging performer, whose live shows are entertaining and original. Marti sings a catalog of Jazz standards and Jazz-Pop originals. Recently featured in Oregon Music News, her meaningful lyrics are often compared to Stacey Kent, and her scat solos are on par with Karrin Allyson and John Pizzarelli. She artfully combines her training in vocal performance, classical piano, and vocal improvisation with a new and fresh take in the world of jazz-pop.
Marti Mendenhall keeps expanding her talents into new projects and compositions. Her passion for music and great food has given rise to a new podcast called Sound Tasting PDX on Portland Radio Project – where food meets music. Her love of all Holidays have contributed to the release of the new Christmas Holiday Favorite, Here I Am Home, available to digital distributors on November 17th, 2017.
Marti is an Oregon native and holds a bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from University of Northern Colorado. She has headlined and served as a clinician at both the 'Boise State' and 'Jazz in Jacoby' Jazz Festivals, and lists other highlighted performances at Portland 5, the Jack London Revue, Tony Starlight's Supper Club and the famed Jimmy Mak’s in Porltand.
Over the past several years, Marti has also built a solid reputation on social media, including tweeting about the music business, behind- the-scenes information and social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter