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Friday and Saturday, January 22-23, 2016 - Mel Martin will be attending the 2016 Winter NAMM showat The Anheim Convention Center, Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802.
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Sunday, January 24, 2016 - Mel Martin will be appearing w/ the Doug Webb group at The Lighthouse Cafe also featuring Greg Osby and Greg Fishman on saxophones. 11AM-3PM


Saturday Evening, February 13, 2016 - Mel Martin will be appearing w/ The Maria Muldaur Jazz Quintet at The Piedmont Piano MMCompany. 7:30-10:30PM. Featuring Mel Martin - reeds, Chris Burns - piano, Josh Workman - guitar, Ruth Davies - bass and Kent Bryson - drums. $20 1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 547-8188,



Sunday Evening, March 13, 2016 - Mel Martin will be appearing w/ The Maria Muldaur Jazz Quintet at The French Garden Bistro. LOCATION 8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472 RESERVATIONS: (707) 824-2030 7-10PM Featuring Mel Martin - reeds, Chris Burns - piano, Danny Caron - guitar, Ruth Davies - bass and Kent Bryson - drums. $20


Thursday Evening, April 21, 2016 - Mel Martin plays Joe Henderson's Mode for Joe @ The SFJazz Center. Shows at 8 & 9:30PM. General $20 Members $15. 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Featuring Mel Martin - tenor saxophone, Albert Bent - trombone, Keith Saunders - piano, Robb Fisher - bass and Jeff Marrs - drums.

We will be performing the music from the Blue Note album "Mode for Joe" each set. We will be celebrating the kickoff of the Joe Henderson Jazz Festival three days before Joe's 78th B'day April 24th.

Joe Henderson

My interview with Joe Henderson

Bulldog Line


Mel Martin is currently booking concerts, clinics, masterclasses and residencies for Spring & Fall 2016-17.

Please contact me directly at

Mel Martin's Masterclasses, clinics and residencies have long been a mainstay of educational institutions throughout the US. His real world approach and honest communicative skills have proven to immediately effect the thinking and direction of students. As a performer, he brings a wealth of experience with many Jazz and popular artists along with Big Band arrangements of his own originals and those of Benny Carter, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard and others.

Mel Martin is currently accepting students for private study either live or via SKYPE.

SKYPE lessons are proving to be a solid and user-friendly way to teach students anywhere in the world. I have been able to help a number of players along w/ the use of e-mailing .pdf files of special exercises. Please contact me directly at for rates and info.

Pricing for private lessons, SKYPE or live.

Weekly one hour lesson - $75
A regular tutoring and coaching course for medium to advanced players.

2.5 hr. consultation - $250
A comprehensive one time consultation that will cover everything from gear to sound production and style.


New Video of Mel Martin and The Benny Carter Tribute Band @ JEN  
Produced by Bret Primack (The Jazz Video Guy)


Mel Martin's saxophone tips @ Rico Stage

Mel Martin

NewWarm Winds

Review:, Audiophile Edition

Just Friends Friends & Mentors Mel Martin Plays Benny Carter

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