Mel Martin: A celebration of his life in music

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Mel Martin: A celebration of his life in music

Time: July 29, 2018 from 2pm to 7pm
Location: Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society
Street: 311 Mirada Road
City/Town: Half Moon Bay, CA
Event Type: concert, music, performance, halfmoonbay, fundraiser
Latest Activity: Jul 10, 2018

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A memorial concert celebrating the life of Mel Martin, a multi-instrumentalist and composer who dedicated his life to the Bay Area jazz scene. Martin performed with many legendary artists over his 60-year career in music, backing up jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald and playing alongside stars in other genres including Frank Sinatra, James Brown and Tom Waits. This concert will consist of different ensembles, each representing major eras of Mel's career such as: Listen, Bebop and Beyond, The Mel Martin Quartet, and The Mel Martin Big Band. Scheduled musicians include: John Handy, Roger Glenn, Jeff Marrs, Jeff Chambers, Robb Fisher, Bill Theurer, Greg Johnson, Cayce Carnahan, Larry Dunlap, George Marsh, and many more. All tickets are general admission and seating is first-come, first-served. This is a special production hosted by Mel Martin’s family; The admission donations cover costs of the memorial, with proceeds benefitting ELM, Enriching Lives Through Music, a 501(c)3 corporation. ELM serves more than 120 students from the largely Latino immigrant Canal neighborhood of San Rafael, California through free and intensive music programs. For more information view the website at:

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