Award-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter based in Columbia, MD. Available for all music venues and social events. Jazz, hot and cool. Named Best Vocal Jazz 2010 (Jazzhouse Diaries) and Best Vocalist of the 2000's (Women's Jazz Radio) ASCAPLUS Award 2008, 2009, 2020
Price Range: $200 and up
What to Expect
You and your guests can expect an upbeat performance that will life the spirits. Our program will include songs from the Great American Songbook, Brazilian & Latin jazz, swing, ballads…whatever will please you and your guests.
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…)
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
Influences & Inspiration
Past: Ella Fitzgerald / Present: Diana Krall
We can supply our own equipment and instruments.
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