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Gail Marten: Bio

 

GAIL MARTEN BIO
Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer/Writer/Voiceover
Twice Winner of ASCAPlus Award (2007-2008 and 2008-2009)
Born in Philadelphia, Gail Marten began her singing career in 1980 shortly after moving to Maryland. Performing throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Marten has captivated audiences at music festivals, concert venues, jazz clubs and private social events. In the '90s she held long term engagements at many premier area hotels (including Omni, Hyatt Regency, Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton, Renaissance); and first rate venues (including Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, Baltimore's Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Ethel's Place, Eubie Live!, New York's West End Club and Rita Dimitri's, Charlie's-Georgetown, the Hilton Hotel in the UK.
She has worked with dozens of jazz notables including Larry Willis, Cyrus Chestnut, George Colligan, Richard Johnson, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Clem Ehoff, Charles Covington, Dick Durham, Bob Diener,  Unified Jazz Ensemble, Tim Murphy, Reuben Brown, Todd Simon, Abdu Rashid Yaya, Benny Waters, O’Donel Levy,  Steve Novosel, Greg Hatza, Darius Scott, Tom Lagana, Amy Shook, Ricky Loza, Alfredo Mojica, Victor Dvoskin, Gary Grainger, Whit Williams, Sam King,  Arnold Sterling and so many other great musicians.
Marten’s CDs are in regular rotation at radio stations world-wide, and her music is included on sixteen CDs produced by EQ Music and Elm Records based in Singapore.
Numerous awards have been given for her CDs produced with Clem Ehoff, Beyond The Rainbow, Pure Joy, And Is It Love. Her Cd, In Love Again, Featuring pianist Larry Willis, has received international acclaim, and was named one of The Best 20 Vocal Jazz CDs of 2009 by jazz critic and journalist W. Royal Stokes at Jazz House Diaries.
Marten is the editor/designer of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance 12-page monthly newsletter, for which she regularly contributes her articles. She serves as a board member and consultant at The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, for whom she is producing a compilation jazz CD for the center that will help provide scholarships for its Summer Arts Program for Gifted Youth. Marten has also provided narration for several corporate video productions.
AWARDS for songwriting and performance:   
ASCAPlus, Women's Radio Best of the 2000's, UK International Songwriting Contest, Great American Songbook, JPF International, Baltimore Jazzine Best Recording of the Year 2011, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Billboard Songwriting Contest, Broadjam's Summer Music Challenge, Lyric Awards Global Contest, Song & Film, Finland’s Vantaa Jazz Heritage, Film Music Network and others.
DISCOGRAPHY: In Love Again, Gail Marten–Gold Edition, Is It Love, Pure Joy, Beyond The Rainbow, Here I Go, Foreign Affairs
Compilations: Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 2, Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 3, Greatest Audiophile Voices Volume 4/Female Jazz Standard Vol. 3; The Best of Pop Jazz; Love, Jazz; Just Jazz; Jazz & I; A Little Pop, A Little Jazz Vol. 4; Female Jazz Vol. 3; When Blues Meets Jazz; Movies Classic In Jazz Vol. 2; Jazz Unlimited Vol. 3; Jazz Stories; Bossa Stories; Baltimore Jazzscapes II

GAIL MARTEN BIO
Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer/Writer/Voiceover
Twice Winner of ASCAPlus Award (2007-2008 and 2008-2009)

Born in Philadelphia, Gail Marten began her singing career in 1980 shortly after moving to Maryland. Performing throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Marten has captivated audiences at music festivals, concert venues, jazz clubs and private social events. In the '90s she held long term engagements at many premier area hotels (including Omni, Hyatt Regency, Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton, Renaissance…); and she has performed at first rate venues (including Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, Baltimore's Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Ethel's Place, Eubie Live!, New York's West End Club and Rita Dimitri's, Charlie's-Georgetown, Hilton Hotel-UK…)

She has worked with dozens of jazz notables including Larry Willis, Cyrus Chestnut, George Colligan, Richard Johnson, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Clem Ehoff, Robert Shahid, Eric Kennedy, Tim Whalen, Fred Hughes, Charles Covington, Jeff Wilson, Dick Durham, Bob Diener, Billy Colucci, Tim Murphy, Reuben Brown, Todd Simon, Benny Waters, O’Donel Levy, Steve Novosel, Greg Hatza, Darius Scott, Tom Lagana, Herman Burney, Amy Shook, Eric Wheeler, Alfonso Rondon, Marty Knepp, Ricky Loza, Alfredo Mojica, Victor Dvoskin, Gary Grainger, Ron Kearns, Sam King, Arnold Sterling and so many other great musicians.

Marten’s CDs are in regular rotation at radio stations world-wide, and her music is included on 26 CDs produced by EQ Music and Elm Records based in Singapore.

Numerous awards have been received for her CDs produced with Clem Ehoff, Beyond The Rainbow, Pure Joy, and Is It Love. Her CD, In Love Again, Featuring pianist Larry Willis, has received international acclaim, and was named one of The Best 20 Vocal Jazz CDs of 2009 by jazz critic and journalist W. Royal Stokes at Jazz House Diaries.

AWARDS for Songwriting and Performance:   
ASCAPlus, Women's Radio Best of the 2000's, UK International Songwriting Contest, Great American Songbook, JPF International, Baltimore Jazzine Best Recording of the Year 2011, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Billboard Songwriting Contest, Broadjam's Summer Music Challenge, Lyric Awards Global Contest, Song & Film, Finland’s Vantaa Jazz Heritage, Film Music Network and others.

DISCOGRAPHY: In Love Again, Gail Marten–Gold Edition 2011, Pure Joy, Beyond The Rainbow, Here I Go, Foreign Affairs

COMPILATION DISCOGRAPHY: Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 2, Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 3, Greatest Audiophile Voices Volume 4/Female Jazz Standard Vol. 3; The Best of Pop Jazz; Love, Jazz; Just Jazz; Jazz & I; A Little Pop, A Little Jazz Vol. 4; Female Jazz Vol. 3; When Blues Meets Jazz; Movies Classic In Jazz Vol. 2; Jazz Unlimited Vol. 3; Jazz Stories; Bossa Stories; Baltimore Jazzscapes II; Sentimental Journey; Best Hi-Fi Female Voices; In A Sentimental Mood; Jazz Unlimited Vol. 4; True Audiophile 34 Jazz Standards; Movies Classic in Jazz (Deluxe); The Little Jazz Box; The Little Jazz Box Vol. 2; Greatest Audiophile Voices

Marten is the editor/designer of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance 12-page monthly newsletter, for which she regularly contributes her articles. She served as board member and consultant at The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center 2009-2016. 

Marten has provided narration for several corporate video productions.

Her debut book of short fiction is on the horizon, and she is collaborating with Clem Ehoff to add more songs to their portfolio.