Andrew Martinez: Clarinet, Saxophone, Wind Ensemble

A Santa Barbara native, Andrew started playing the saxophone at the age of 13. After being heavily influenced by his high school band director, Isaac Jenkins, he went on to study jazz performance at the University of North Texas and played in many of their prestigious Lab Bands. At UNT, Andrew studied with some of the best jazz educators in the business including Dan Haerle, James Riggs, Neil Slater, & Fred Hamilton. In August of 1999, Andrew decided to make Los Angeles his home where he performed in the bands of Engelbert Humperdinck, Sheena Easton, Jack Sheldon, Bob Florence, and Bill Holman to name a few. Andrew has also been lucky enough to perform beside some of the most talented musicians in the world including Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, Dan Higgins, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Rick Baptist, Sal Lozano, Doug Webb, Grant Geissman, and Kim Richmond. In September of 2008, Andrew returned to Santa Barbara where he currently teaches music at Santa Barbara City College, and the Laby Harmony Project. Andrew also teaches privately and performs in the Southern California area.

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