Every Friday Afternoon - June 25 thru September 24, 2015 - Mel Martin w/ the Peter Welker Sextet featuring vocalist supreme Deborah Winters at Graffiti Restaurant, 101 2nd Street, Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 765-4567 info@GraffitiPetaluma.com 6-8PM featuring:
Deborah Winters - vocals
Peter Welker - Flugelhorn and arrangements
Mel Martin - Tenor Saxophone
Randy Vincent - Guitar
Chris Amberger - Bass
Kevin Dillon - Drums
The Peter Welker Sextet on the Petaluma River with the fabulous Deborah Winters, Mel Martin , Randy Vincent, Chris Amberger and Kevin Dillon......This will be the band's 20th year on this historic river. Opening night will be Friday June 26th at 6:00 in front of Graffiti Restaurant and will continue EVERY Friday thru Sept. in that location....COME ON DOWN!
In Basin Street Landing
Across from the Apple Box
This band will also appear at the Barlow Street Fair in Sebastopol on Thursday, July 16 from 5-8PM.
Friday Evening - July 24, 2015 - Mel Martin will be featured w/ The Cab Calloway Orchestra under the direction of C. Calloway Brooks at Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA (510)238-9200
You won't forget it: those smooth shiny instruments all in a row, the soloist singing and playing their hearts out, the silky smooth ensemble passagework, those spicy brass harmonies, the whole room bouncing and swaying to the irresistible rhythm, everybody singing "HI DE HO!".... It must be The Cab Calloway Orchestra, now under the Baton of Cab's Grandson: Calloway Brooks.
The Calloway family has been dazzling audiences since the 1920's and this year is no exception. Calloway Brooks, along with the Cab Calloway Orchestra deliver both the authentic sound of a hot Jazz Orchestra and a snazzy stage style ... bringing out a Jump, Blues, and Boogie experience of "Swing that is king and Jive that's alive".
Using the Calloway bands original vintage orchestrations as a starting point, coupled with the awesome musicians who have played with this big band for decades, The Cab Calloway Orchestra creates the authentic unforgettable sensation of a Modem Jazz Orchestra in full flight. So if you want to Swing Swing Swing, and every other thing, strap on your Zoot suit with the reet pleet and bring that Cotton Club brand of hot sophistication and the REAL Minnie The Moocher to your stage!
Saturday Evening, July 25, 2015 - Mel Martin will be featured w/ The Cab Calloway Orchestra under the direction of C. Calloway Brooks at The Old Globe Theater, (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), tickets@TheOldGlobe.org. 1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101-1696
Coming soon....The Joe Henderson Festival at SFJazz Center
! Stay tuned.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Review: Jazz.com, Audiophile Edition