"Hello Radio Broadcasters,
My name is Doug Martin. I am a smooth jazz guitarist and would greatly appreciate your support with airplay of my new single, "Just Kickin' It" on the "Just Kickin' It" CD.…"
Born January 2, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas
Raised 3 AWESOME children in Gabi, Matt, and Andre
Education and Activities:
M.B.A. (Finance) April 1993, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
B.A. (Bus. Admin.) June 1981, Whittier College,
Whittier, CA (Whittier College Basketball Team Co-Captain)
– Chico Tourney Champs, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Champs, NCAA III Western Regional Champs, NCAA III Quarter Finalist)
- Lead Guitarist in Rock Band at Whittier College: 1st place in group category at Spring Sing Competition 1981
Compton High School 1975-1977
- Lettered and started on Frosh, Junior Varsity, & Varsity Compton High Basketball Teams: CIF semi-finalist.
- Guitarist in Jazz Band, 1975 - 1977 Compton High, Compton, CA Mr. Jackson, Band Director
Guitarist in the Midnight Sun, an R&B Band: 1st place winners of several talent shows in Los Angeles, CA area in the 70's
Studied Guitar 1972-1976, Blaylock Music Center, Carson, CA (Private Guitar Instructor: Rafael Murphy)
College Professor: University of Phoenix 1998 – Present : Information System & Technology College
Certification: Certified Information Systems Auditor - (28 years of experience evaluating internal controls of processes and information systems for adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency)
Creative Solutions USA, 2004-present, Doug created a web based company named "Creative Solutions USA" with a vision to turn his passion of music into an e-business serving business to business direct marketing needs. Today Creative Solutions USA provides direct marketing services using Doug’s original music to promote a product, service, or theme. Go to www.CreativeSolutions-USA.net to see examples of projects.
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."