Freddy Martin

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by Freddy Martin

Biography

9 December 1906, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 30 September 1983. After starting out on drums and C-melody saxophone, Martin switched to playing tenor saxophone. He led his own band while still at high school, then became a sideman in various local bands. After a few years, he began attracting attention for his smooth and competent musicianship. Guy Lombardo and his brothers heard and encouraged him and, in 1931, Martin formed his own band. He took the unit into a succession of engagements at... Read more

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jazz
big band
40s
50s
american
vocal
oldies
saxophone
lounge
instrumental
easy listening
male vocalist
ohio
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