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Friday Evening, October 30, 2015 - The MEL MARTIN BAND @ Small's Jazz Club. 7:30-10:30PMMel Martin 4

Featuring Mel Martin - tenor and curved soprano saxophones, Don Friedman - piano, Vic Juris - guitar, Daryl Johns - bass and Steve Johns - drums. 103 W. 10th St., New York, NY 1001, $20 ($10 for students)

Looking forward to debuting my quintet featuring the great Vic Juris in the front line and the legendaty pianist Don Friedman!

Sunday Evening, November 1, 2015 - Mel Martin special guest w/ the Vic Juris Trio. Featuring Jay Anderson on bass and Adam Mel Martin Nussbaum on drums @ The 55Bar. 55 Christopher St. (Sixth/Seventh Avenue)New York ( 212 ) 929-9883

Always great to play Vic's music at his home base in the Village!


Monday Evening, November 2, 2015 - Mel Martin special guest w/ John Richmond, Steve Johns, Bill Moring and Allan Farnham at Jazz at the Turning Point Cafe. 468 Piermont MMAve. Piermont, N.Y. 10968 (845) 359-1089

A really fun session where many of the best cats show up!


Coming soon....The Joe Henderson Festival at SFJazz Center ! Stay tuned.
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Mel Martin is currently booking concerts, clinics, masterclasses and residencies for Spring & Fall 2015-16. 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.

One hour lesson - $75

2.5 hr. consultation - $250


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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