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DOUG MARTIN JAZZ GUITAR
Currently Beijing and San Francisco Bay Area jazz guitarist, Doug Martin, has performed with some of the finest artists on the West coast and abroad including Germany-based gypsy guitarist and composer, Lulo Reinhardt, Grammy award winning guitarist John Jorgenson, gypsy guitarist Mike Reinhardt, guitarist Paul Mehling of the Hot Club of San Francisco, Swedish guitarist Andreas Öberg, Dutch gypsy guitarist Paulus Schafer, French vocalist Jessica Fichot, as well as legendary jazz guitar virtuosos Howard Alden and Mimi Fox.
2019 September 3rd Gig with John Pisano.
2017 Voted Best Band in Beijing City Weekend Magazine Beijing
2016 Martini Trio
The Beijing based Martini Trio consists of jazz guitarist Doug Martin (San Francisco, USA), bassist Xu Guangjun, aka E.T., (Tianjin, China), and drummer Claudi Azizaj (Athens, Greece).
Martini Trio 由爵士吉他手Doug Martin (San Francisco, USA)，贝斯手Xu Guangjun，也叫E.T.), (Tianjin, China)，以及鼓手Claudi Azizaj (Athens, Greece)组成。
Beijing China - Schedule
The Hot Club of Beijing is a truly multi-national ensemble carrying on the tradition of Django Reinhardt's Hot Club of France in the 1930s and 1940s. The musicians of this diverse ensemble come from all over the globe including France, Greece, the United States and Xinjiang, China, adding their eclectic mix of international flavors to the gypsy jazz idiom. With such a diverse array of musical backgrounds and cultures, the Hot Club of Beijing offers a truly unique sound whether it's hard swinging jazz, hot latin rhythms, fiery gypsy waltzes or elegant ballads. Let us play for you!
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing ©The Hot Club of Beijing
For more information on the Hot Club of Beijing and their gigs, visit The Hot Club of Beijing www.hotclubofbeijing.com. Check them out next time you’re passing through Beijing. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
"They sound very good, they have that gypsy soul . . . It's nice to hear a good guitarist." ~ Joe Messina 2x Grammy winner Funk Brother Standing In the Shadows of Motown
2011 Sweet Georgia Brown
"Flight of the Giniker 1/16/11
Doug plays with the The San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra
2010 Doug on tour with the John Jorgenson Quintet
Best New Song
Doug has performed with Bay Area jazz drummer Akira Tana, Fil Lorenz and the Collective West Jazz Orchestra, trombonist / composer / arranger Phil Allen, SF jazz guitarist Brandon Robinson, French jazz guitarist Sebastien Lanson, Paul Mehling and Le Jazz Hot, Hot Club Pacific, bassist Mike Kenny, Ned Boynton and Cafe American,
As well as strait ahead jazz guitar giants Howard Alden
and Mimi Fox
who says "Doug Martin plays with fire, precision, and creativity he
is part of the new breed of guitarists that are carrying on the Django tradition with such
Doug continues to perform in various contexts playing both strait ahead jazz as well as what has become known today as "gypsy jazz", the style of swing jazz attributed to gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli.
In Europe, Australia and Asia
Background: San Francisco Bay Area native, Doug Martin, has been playing guitar since age 12. His passion for harmony, composition, arranging, improvisation was developed while studying classical and jazz guitar with his mentors: guitarist Allen J. Brown, pianist Charles “Gus” Gustavson, jazz guitarist Warren Nunes, and well known classical guitarist Charles Ferguson.
"Doug Martin is more than a Django disciple: he's a pioneer in the next wave a Djangoistas." ~ Paul Mehling Hot Club of San Francisco
Doug Martin is the best best Gypsy jazz guitarist hailing from the Bay Area. No one can touch him technically and no one can match his "Gypsy Cred". He is the real deal. He is the Hot Club sound. ~ Ned Boynton Cafe Americain
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