Voted New Haven County's Best Local Musician 4 times - The Waterbury Observer.
Marty Q has reached #12 on Billboard Airplay charts with his hit song "Table for 2" in the Smooth Jazz Genre. (USA)
Marty Q and his 5 Piece Band might be the most entertaining and versatile act in the nation. That's a bold statement but nobody is as daring and talented enough to do this type of show in the business yet!
Marty Q’s concert is so unique with the blend of music that it’s like feeling the show stopping to die for saxophone of a David Sanborn with the soul and energy a la Bon Jovi. You may detect Prince’s funky falsetto or some Powerful Guitar driven Classic Rock that will infect you to dance in your seat. Marty Q’s Sinatra Tribute is 2nd to None! Many Rave Reviews. (NY Times, Hartford Courant)
Guaranteed you’ll be anticipating what comes next in this show filled with some of Marty Q’s original Hits as well as his versions of songs you know and Love. This music machine will dazzle you with powerful vocals, wailin’ sax, rockin’ guitar, 4 part harmony and more. It’s Rockin and a Bit Jazzy in one show with a few surprises that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
The current band lineup has been together since 2009 which makes for an effortless chemistry that always exudes a party and a fun atmosphere.
Marty Q has reached the top of the charts in Billboard Reported Airplay with his hit songs "Table for 2" "Chain Of Fools" and "True Blue" in the Smooth Jazz Genre. (USA) 2010
Marty Q is an International Recording Artist selling music to more than 1 million people worldwide (CD’s & Downloads on iTunes). Marty is a Pop/Rock and Jazz Singer/Songwriter, Saxophonist Guitarist.
Performing 100 shows per year, Marty's Live show is surely his strength and always satisfying!
Marty also has been a studio musician (saxophonist) on the Shanachie Record Label.
Marty has shared the same stage as Joan Jett, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band and has also opened for Smooth Jazz National acts Richard Elliott, Rick Braun and more
Marty has written 3 songs that made it to commercial airplay along with many other cover songs from his CD's. Marty has also won an Honorable Mention in John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2004 (1 of 16 finalists for 8000 entries) for his song "Fingerprints on my Heart"
After Marty stamped his sweet soprano sax sound on "My Girl" on Shanachie Records compilation CD titled "Smooth Jazz Plays Motown's Favorite Love Songs" Marty teamed up with the producer Chris "Big Dog" Davis to do his own project titled “Table For 2”. A lush CD with a blend of melodic tunes featuring Marty's signature angelic soprano sax and some very flavorful tenor expressions too. The title track "Table for 2" went to #12 on The Billboard Indicator Chart for airplay in the country in Smooth Jazz.
Growing up the youngest of 7 children Marty was influenced by all styles of Music, mainly Jazz, Rock & R&B. Marty played clarinet and drums at an early age of 6 years old.
It wasn't until High School that Marty played sax. Marty throughout High School and College played in clubs drumming and singing and did some studio work as well.
Marty Q’s live show is always satisfying, along with his soulful vocals, Marty is versatile while playing alto, tenor and soprano sax.
To date Marty Q has sold 100,000 CD’s and downloads combined as an independent artist.
"Only a few guys in the business play that sweet soft tone on soprano"
- Chris "Big Dog" Davis - 2 time Grammy Nominated producer for Shanachie & Heads Up Records
"Marty's tone is Superior" - Neil Reshen (former mgr. of Miles Davis)
How “No Boundaries” CD came to be:
On a personal note, my last recording, “Table for 2” which was released in 2010, turned out to be a very successful project for my recording career and an incredible experience to be able to work with some amazingly talented people in the music business.
Having written two of the many songs (“Table for 2” and “True Blue”) that made it to commercial radio from that CD I felt much validation as a songwriter. For many weeks “Table for 2” was on the Billboard Airplay Charts. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Indicator Chart for airplay in the nation in the Smooth Jazz genre.
Because the recording and marketing process of a new CD is so time consuming and costly I often thought after completing a project that it would be the last recording I would do for a long, time. I had no intention of putting a CD out anytime soon. I just didn’t know it at the time, how wrong I was.
However, still enjoying writing and recording I started focusing on
writing songs to pitch to publishers for TV, film and for other artists to record. This was a new way for me to create any style of song with no boundaries and not concern myself with the releasing or marketing of a new project. Almost everyday it was wake up, pray, Starbuck’s Coffee, pick up the guitar and write something.
Previously to all this I had written and recorded the song “Who What Where” that was re-recorded by singing sensation Timmy Maia which was also receiving some commercial airplay at the same time as “Table for 2”.
Also the song “I Didn’t Mean To Say It” from this CD was picked up by a publisher in CA to use for TV & film. As I was hitting a high water mark of success as a songwriter in my own career, Thank God for that, a little success kept my drive strong to keep working at my craft.
In such a short time I had enough original material for a couple of full length CD’s on my hands. After narrowing it down I put together this compilation of songs to release. With 11 original songs and a couple personal favorite cover songs that I perform live, “Slide” and “One”, the “No Boundaries” collection was born.
Thanks for taking the ride with me and I hope you enjoy listening to the CD as much as I did creating it.