John Martin has performed on trumpet, trombone, and/or soprano/alto/tenor/baritone saxophones with groups such as:
Gino Vannelli
Aretha Franklin
Darlene Love
Steven Van Zandt
Four Tops / Temptations
Little Anthony And The Imperials
The Nelson Riddle Orchestra
The Nerds
The Midtown Men
The Rat Pack Tribute
Bobby Bandiera
Motor City Revue
Marc Muller
Dead On Live
Marc Ribler
Lisa Sherman's Decades Of Divas
Jillian McCoy
The Demolition Brass Band
The Westies Dixieland Band
The Voodudes
Tony Travalini
Artie Stuart
Barry Newman
BrassWorks Brass Quintet
Broad Banned
Cats On A Smooth Surface
CTO Tribeca
Daddy Pop
Dane Anthony
Dicey Riley
Don't Call Me Francis
The Duprees
Ernie White
Essex County Summer Players (Orchestra)
The Fever
The Fins
The FrostKings
The Gforce Band
Holiday Express
The Infernos
Line Drive
Marc Elliot
Melanie Rice
(Tom Makoviecki's) New Jersey Shore Sax Quintet
New Sussex Symphony
The Next Generation of Soul
Orquesta Impacto
Sid Miller
Skin Tight
Skyline Drive Orchestra
The Smokin' Section
The Trend
Tom Vincent
The Tonemasters
Other big bands:
The Glenn Franke Big Band
The Big Horn Jazz Band
The Stardust Big Band
The Swingtime Orchestra
Dick Meldonian's Big Band
David Aaron's Big Band
Solari's Big Band
The Cecil's Big Band
New Jersey Arranger's Big Band
The Moonlighters Big Band
Big Band Evolution
Fun Bunch Big Band

John attended DePauw University on a full scholarship as a Music Performance/Pre-Engineering double major.   At DePauw John soloed with the University Orchestra, performed with the Faculty Brass Quintet, freelanced as principal trumpet of a professional orchestra in Indianapolis, and played first trumpet in the band, jazz band and orchestra.

After graduating from DePauw, John earned a Bachelor's Degree (Engineering Science) from NJIT.   While studying there, John freelanced in a number of musical genres such as salsa, rock, original, polka, German, church music, classical solo and duo recitals, etc.   It was during this time that John took up the soprano saxophone, later adding alto, tenor and baritone saxes as well as flute, clarinet, oboe and all recorders to his collection of instruments.

John has worked as a Crystal Growth Engineer/Product Manager, a Programmer/Project Manager, a Programming/Web Design Consultant, and currently as Senior Programmer at Diversified Media Group in Kenilworth, NJ.   He has studied Computer Science at Rutgers and Optics at Princeton.   For many years, John served as an Adjunct Instructor at Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ, conducting the Brass and Saxophone Ensembles as well as working as a private trumpet, trombone and saxophone instructor.

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