BIO

 

                                                     
Marty Q - Singer, Saxophonist, Guitarist, Songwriter 
Whether performing Solo Acoustic, Duo, or leading his 4 or 5 Piece Band playing Sax, singing and playing guitar, Marty's Live performances are always entertaining, appropriate for the room, professional and will never disappoint. 
 
It can be His vast vocal range of Rock N Roll to a crooner/Balladeer or his dazzling sax licks or his simple yet Beautiful Acoustic Guitar,  you'll feel the warmth, passion and be mesmerized at times with the excitement that only great artists will make you feel.
    
EXPERIENCE: Marty, a full time working musician, has 30 years experience in the business Performing about 70 clubs per year, has 1,400 weddings and a couple hundred Birthday and Anniversary Parties behind him.  Marty has entertained at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast Florida for consecutive years (5 star resort), and has played many Country Clubs also. Marty's experience surely comes through in his Live show, always very satisfying!
  
PLACES MARTY Q BAND HAS PLAYED:
Molly Darcy's Danbury CT,  Shamrock Pub Waterbury CT, Crabby Al's Thomaston CT
Double Tree Sports Bar & Grill, (Hilton Hotel) Bristol CT, The Pavilion, Old Lyme CT
Tipping Chair, Southington CT, Casa Mia @ The Hawthorne Inn Berlin CT & More!
   
  
 Marty has also been a studio musician (saxophonist)  for many organizations including WTNH Channel 8, Shanachie Record Label and has recorded 9 Full length CD's to date.  Check Them all out on iTunes 
  
 
Any small or large Club, concert venue or Private function such as a wedding can't go wrong with Marty's experience, knowledge, chameleon talent and versatility.
  
 
HERE IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING LOCALLY: "Marty always brings the biggest crowds that we have here" - owner Rock Garden Watertown CT
    
 
"Marty Q is the Best, We Love when He's Here, Always a good crowd" - owner Crabby Al's Thomaston CT
   
HERE IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING NATIONALLY: 
"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, Linda Ronstadt)
    
 
  •  Sold 100,000 CD’s and downloads combined as an independent artist. 
  

  • 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 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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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Show Dates

  • 05/31/2019
    Double Tree Sports Bar - Bristol, CT
     
  • 06/06/2019
    The Station - Naugatuck, CT
     

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