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Gail Marten

Vocalist/Lyricist/Composer/Producer/Writer/Voiceover ​ 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, Belvedere, 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, Rita Dimitri's, Charlie's–Georgetown, Hilton Hotel–UK. ​ Marten has enjoyed working with scores of jazz legends and notables including Larry Willis, Cyrus Chestnut, George Colligan, Charles Covington, Richard Johnson, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Clem Ehoff, Robert Shahid, Carl Grubbs, Eric Kennedy, Tim Whalen, Fred Hughes, Blake Meister, Jeff Wilson, Larry Brown, Dick Durham, Bob Diener, Billy Colucci, Tim Murphy, Reuben Brown, Todd Simon, Benny Waters, Odonel Levy, Steve Novosel, Greg Hatza, Darius Scott, Tom Lagana, Herman Burney, Amy Shook, Eric Wheeler, Alfonso Rondon, Marty Knepp, Ricky Loza, Alfredo Mojica, Victor Dvoskin, Gary Grainger, Ron Kearns, Sam King, Arnold Sterling, Benny Waters and on and on; so many other great musicians. ​ 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. ​ Marten has provided voice narration for corporate video productions. ​ Marten is the editor/designer of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance newsletter, for which she regularly contributes her articles. She served as board member, consultant and producer at The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center from 2009-2016. ​ Marten is the owner of Jazz Palette Graphic and Web Design and Jazz Palette Music Promotions. www.jazzpalette.com ​ AWARDS


Numerous awards have been received for Marten's 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. In Love Again was considered for nomination for the Grammy Award in 2010. ASCAPlus 2008 & 2009, 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.




Skope Magazine Review of Gail Marten's "in Love Again"

Skope Magazine Review of Gail Marten's "in Love Again"

Source: Michael Ricci

"Never let me go," Gail Marten sings in the opening track of her album, In Love Again. But she's not just singing, she's pleading. And you're not just listening idly; you're transfixed and fascinated by the voice in your ears, a voice of maturity and depth, smooth and airy, the voice of someone who knows a lot more than you do. The songs are ripe with emotion, and not just from Marten herself. For instance, “Never Let Me Go" and ...


Award / Grant

Gail Marten: A Very Good Year

Gail Marten: A Very Good Year

Source: All About Jazz

Gail Marten's CD In Love Again, recorded with Larry Willis, Herman Burney and Eric Kennedy, and released in October 2009 was chosen one of The 20 Best Vocal CDs of 2009 by Jazzhouse Diaries. The honor was announced by noted jazz writer, critic and broadcaster W. Royal Stokes on December 29th. The music from the CD is in regular rotation on radio worldwide. Cathay Pacific Airlines is just one of the international airlines that will be playing the music from ...

"An artist of rare sensivity and taste with the unique ability to get inside a song and convey its meaning to the fullest." – Karl Stober, Jazz Trenzz ​ "Her interpretations separate the women from the girls, the professionals from the ingénues, the cabaret hip from the jazz pretenders . . . Another talent she can call on whenever the Muse allows, is her lyric writing." – Harvey Siders,  Jazz Times ​ "Wonderful! Lovely voice. A classic pop jazz vocalist." – Mark Murphy ​ “Ms. Marten caresses a jazz vocal with the authority of authenticity, and projects an innate awareness of how the songwriter might wish to hear the song sung

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

In Love Again

Self Produced


Is It Love?

Jazz Palette



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