Marti Mendenhall

Instrument: Vocalist | Location: Portland

Born: December 25

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.

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“I think that's plenty to talk about. She's a bright light with great pipes.” - Tom D'Antoni, KMHD Radio Host, Oregon Music News

“Marti was a perfect fit for our Jazz Festival!! Her performance ... was entertaining, inspirational and instructive ... a singer with a solid classical technique who is able to make daring and skillful improvisations. As a clinician, Mendenhall was enthusiastic and encouraging, offering specifics to improve the performances of the school choirs ... There is no question we would have her back ... again!” - Jim Jirak, Director, Boise State Vocal Jazz Festival


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Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Advanced only


Work directly with Marti to design a Vocal Mentoring program that fits your individual goals. This option applies to both individuals and groups with two or more singers.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Vocal improvisation workshop led by professional Jazz singer, Marti Mendenhall. This hands-on, interactive class provides attendees an opportunity to expand their vocal freedom by embracing the mystical art of Jazz improvisation commonly known as, scat

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