Mel Martin at DU

Dear Jazz Educators;

World renowned saxophonist, flutist, composer, arranger, educator Mel Martin (Bebop and Beyond, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Santana ) is available for Clinics, Masterclasses, residencies and concert appearances. Mel Martin’s extensive educational experience includes professor of jazz saxophone at San Jose and Sonoma State Universities, twelve consecutive years on the staff of The Stanford Jazz Workshop and conducting many workshops and clinics at schools throughout the U.S. In addition, he maintains a large roster of private students. He also conducts an ongoing Advanced Jazz Workshop at his studio and in select Novato schools. His visits to schools include improvisation workshops, rehearsal, private instruction, tonal studies, and combo and big band performances and concerts. Original arrangements by Mel Martin, Benny Carter, Jimmy Heath and others for both big band and small groups may be requested in advance. Mel Martin's long associations and experiences with many jazz greats and his world-class performances have earned him the status of Jazz Master in his own right. He brings with him an unparralled authority steeped in the history of jazz as well as a real world and hands on approach to jazz education. As a saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist, Mel Martin is reknowned for his many articles in Saxophone Journal and Jazz Improv, his videos at the Rico Reeds web site and his widely acclaimed recordings. In short. Mel Martin is a great choice for your residencies, clinics, concerts and Masterclasses.

Mel Martin Clinic

Yangisawa (Conn_Selmer, Inc./Leblanc Division)
Rico Reeds (D'Addario Corporation)
Rico Reeds

Selected list of appearances

Cal Poli@San Luis Obispo
Santa Clara University
Stanford Jazz Workshop
Berkeley Jazz Camp
Yale University
William Patterson College
Berklee School of Music
Crane School of Music
University of Northern Colorado @ Greely Sonoma State University
CSU@San Jose
Fresno Community College
Solano Community College
Colorado University at Boulder
Arizona State University
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver (Artist in Residence)
Brigham Young University

Contact for concert performances:

The Mel Martin Quartet, The Benny Carter Cenntenial Tribute Band, Bebop and Beyond, All-Star Big Band or The Tenor Conclave

Phone & Fax:(415)892-5911
P.O. Box 2758

Novato, CA 94948-2758

Click here for Commendation Letter from Malcolm Lynn Baker from the Lamont School of Music

For clinic support Contact:

Rory Mazella
Rico Reeds
(818) 394-2795
Fax:(818) 504-9207

Rebecca Weissman
Conn-Selmer, Inc.
(800)348-7462 X1692

"Where The Warm Winds Blow"

"Full of marvelous moments that guarantee the pleasure of any jazz fans. A must-have item."
Jazz Station- ARNALDO DESOUTEIRO'S Blog Jazz, Bossa and Beyond

| "This new release by multi-reed player Mel Martin is a sonic delight."
Bob Bernotas - Just Jazz Newsletter

"This is gritty, driving music from a high-octane performer who has been delivering the goods for many years."
Ted Goia -

"Never content to rest on his laurels, Mel brings a wide variety of jazz stylings to this release."
Jeff Krow - Audiophile Audition

"While this CD resists easy classification, it is among the most compelling recordings that Mel Martin has made during his entire career." - Ken Dryden, Billboard

"Martin’s a master of phrasing and a meticulous melody maker."
George Fendel - Jazz Society of Oregon

Reviews:, Audiophile Audition, Billboard, Jazz Society of Oregon

It is quite different from anything I've recorded since the early '90s and is reminiscent in ways to my early Listen recordings but with much more of a jazz slant. It was recorded in July when the great jazz pianist Don Friedman came out from New York to do a California tour with my group including guitarist Brad Buethe, bassist Robb Fisher and drummer extrordinaire Jeff Marrs. Besides Don, special guests include John Santos on percussion and Barry Finnerty on guitar. The repertoire is broad and varied from the Latin-tinged Rhythm Man (Do Not Disturb) to the contemporary classical piece with a jazz breakout In The Stars by Stephen Melillo, I Have A Dream by the great Herbie Hancock including my adaptation for woodwinds of his original horn arrangement, the funky, Bitches Brew style of Silly Hawk Walk, a beautiful live version of Blue In Green, George Russell's inventive take on Love For Sale: Ezz-Thetic, The great Benny Carter composition Where The Warm Winds Blow, my personal tribute in 6/8 to my lovely wife Catey: To Catey With Love, and the chestnut Victor Young composition Weaver of Dreams. On many of the pieces, I overdubbed special woodwind arrangements appropriate to the particular composition or just featured the sextet and quartet. I'm very excited about getting it out there and hope that you will enjoy it.

These recordings are available at my web site.

"Where the Warm Winds Blow"14.99 - Add to Cart
"Just Friends" The Mel Martin/Benny Carter Quintet Live @ Yoshi's
"Friends and Mentors"- Mel Martin and Bebop and Beyond
Mel Martin Plays Benny Carter featuring Benny Carter CD-9041 2

Mel Martin is a
Rico Reeds (J'Daddario Corp.) and Yanagisawa (Conn-Selmer) artist.
Mel Martin plays Peter Ponzol Mouthpieces exclusively.

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