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Thursday Evening, July 10, 2014 - Mel Martin in duo with bassist/composer Rufus Reid @ The Golden Gate Bass Camp concert series.Mel Martin Rufus Reid 9PM @ The Sam Cuddeback Arts Wing at Drew School | 2901 California St @ Broderick in Pacific Heights | San Francisco, CA 94115

I am truly excited to be doing a first time ever duo concert w/ the great Rufus Reid who also happens to be someone I went to high school with! We've performed and recorded together over the years but this will be the first time we've met one on one and made music on such an intimate level. Lots of stories to be told....

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Thursday Evening, July 24, 2014 - The Mel Martin Organ Trio featuring WIl Blades - Hammond B3 organ and Jeff Marrs - drums @ Cafe Stritch, 374 S 1st St, San Jose CA 95113 Phone: (408) 280-6161 Presented by Pete Fallico's B3 Organ Series. Sets at 8:30, 10 and 11:30PM.

The debut performance of my B3 organ trio w/ two extraordinary young musicians that I truly enjoy playing with. Some of my earliest years were spent playing many gigs w/ great organ trios like Richard Groove Holmes, Sacramento Jimmie Smith, Merle Saunders and many others. We will be adapting many of my originals and also performing some things I've recorded over the years as well as some great Jazz standards. This will be BIG fun!

Page One

Thursday Evening, August 14, 2014 -The Mel Martin Band @ The SFJazz Center. A special tribute to Joe Henderson performing the music from his first recording"Page One" on Blue Note Records. Featuring Mel Martin - tenor saxophone, Erik Jekebsen - trumpet, Mark Levine - piano, Robb Fisher - bass and Jeff Marrs - drums.

We'll be christening the Joe Henderson Lab w/ the first of four consecutive events there featuring the music of Joe Henderson.

Bill CHamplin

Sunday Afternoon, August 6, 2014 - Mel Martin with Bill Champlin and an All-Star Band including Peter Welker - trumpet, Garth Weber -guitar, Kevin Hayes - drums, Cliff Hugo - bass and more!

A reprise of our succesful performance last Summer!



Mel Martin is currently booking concerts, clinics, masterclasses and residencies for Spring & Fall 2014. Please contact me directly at mel@melmartin.com.

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 mel@melmartin.com for rates and info.

Pricing for private lessons, SKYPE or live.

One hour lesson - $75, 4 one hour lessons - $275, 8 one hour lessons $550

Contact mel@melmartin.com

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