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Mr Ben Martin

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Instruments: Saxophone
Bass guitar
Genre/Style(s): Jazz, Pop, Rock
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Iím a professional musician and teacher with 30 years experience.
A soloist of immaculate taste and lyricismĒ John Fordham (Guardian)
I play saxophone, flute, guitar and bass guitar. Iím skilled in improvising, teaching, busking, reading, arranging, music production, recording, mixing and mastering.
I Studied with Jan Kopinski, George Carmichael, Mike Hall at Manchester Jazz and Sheryl Bailey (Berklee College of Music, Boston US)
In 1993 I won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston US
I have over 20 years private teaching experience and some of my students have gone on to Leeds College of Music, Guildhall College of Music and Berklee College of Music.
I have been part of workshops on Jazz improvisation for Lincolnshire Arts.
I was a visiting tutor L'AULA de Música Moderna i Jazz, Barcelona, Spain.
I spent 3yrs as a course tutor on the Access to Jazz course at Clarendon College and 4yrs as a course tutor for Leicestershire Arts Rockschool as well as 5yrs on saxophone recording techniques at Confetti Studios Nottingham. I am currently jazz saxophone tutor at Nottingham University

As a performing artist I have run Ben Martin Trio/Quartet/Quintet have performed at many Jazz festivals and clubs (Glastonbury Music Festival since 2002, Nottingham Jazz Steps since 1998, Lincoln performing Arts, Hull, Leeds, Wakefield, Barcelona etc)
I have also been a member of the Pat McCarthy Band, Nicola Farnon Quartet, Jamil Sheriff Octet, John Warren Voice of The North Big Band and Nonet, The Drifters, Me & Mr. Jones, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Clem Curtis & The Foundations, The Blues Brothers, Earl Jackson & The Jailbreakers and many Motown reviews and shows.
I have performed with jazz luminaries Kenny Wheeler, Andy Sheppard Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Dick Pearce, Gilbert ĎOí Sullivan, Dave Newton, Alex Wilson, Alex Hutton, Gene Calderazzo, John Turville, Dave Green, Tina May, Bobby Wellins, Steve Lodder, Bosco Dí Olivera
Toured Internationally with Schmoov! Supporting Groove Armada.
Saxophonist for Swan Hellenic Jazz Cruises.
Arranged strings and horns and played soprano saxophone and guitar for Verve recording artist Natalie Duncanís first EP.
Our House musical for Nottingham Youth Theatre
Featured soloist on many releases with Pat McCarthy, Nicola Farnon, Jamil Sheriff, Me & Mr. Jones, Schmoov! Phillip Parnell and many local Nottingham bands.
Featured on TV adverts for Nationwide Building Society and Spanish Lotto. Featured on many Universal Records library catalogue recordings.

Contact Ben

Address: 65 Central Avenue
New Basford
Midlands (East)
Mobile: 07903184378
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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