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Friday Evenings starting 8/8/2014 - Mel Martin will be featured with the Peter Welker Sextet featuring vocalist Deborah Winters on the Petaluma Welker BandRiver at Graffiti Restaurant listening to World - Class jazz. The Peter Welker Sextet is celebrating its 19th summer of " Jazz On The River "......EVERY Friday ( 6:00 to 8:00 )
GREAT venue.....NO cover !

Featuring Peter Welker Trumpet - Flugelhon and arrangements, Mel Martin - Tenor saxophone, Randy Vincent - guitar, Chris Amberger - bass and Kevin Dillon- drums.

Special performance: Friday August 15th ......Gloria Loring AND Bill Champlin singing at Graffiti Restaurant on the historic Petaluma River....( 6:00 )

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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

Saturday Afternoon, August 16, 2014 - Mel Martin with Bill Champlin @ The Sonoma-Cutrer Winery 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 & Deb

Sunday Afternoon, August 31, 2014 - Mel Martin will be featured w/ singer extrordinaire Deborah Winters @ The Sausalito Arts Festival 3PM. Artist Stage.


Mel Martin is currently booking concerts, clinics, masterclasses and residencies for Spring & Fall 2014. 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, 4 one hour lessons - $275, 8 one hour lessons $550


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

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