Marty Gilman is a skilled performer on Hammond Organ, piano, saxophones & flute. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he studied piano with Ray Santisi and Dean Earl, and saxophone with Joe Viola, Charlie Mariano and Andy McGhee. He holds a Masters Degree in Education and has done post graduate studies in Spanish, as well.
Marty has extensive experience as a professional performer. R&B, Jazz, and Blues are specialties, but Marty has played it all, from Baroque to the Avant Garde. He is a talented improviser, and is also proficient at reading and arranging. During his career, Marty has had the good fortune to play with The Temptations, Tommy James and the Shondelles, Chris Bruebeck, June Christy, Ray Bloch, The Platters, as well as many local groups such as The Pat Braxton Band, The Bagatelle, Wilbur and the Dukes, The Marty Gilman Band, Herbie, Blue Devil Bluez, and many, many more.
Marty is the former Director of Music for the Oxford Public Schools, and taught in the Massachusetts State College system.
Marty has appeared as a guest soloist on more than 20 CDs, and is often called on to perform at festivals, concerts, clubs, and church services.
Marty's most recent musical activities include:
* Director and lead alto sax for The Saturday Night Club, a professional 16 piece Jazz band
* Hammond organ and leader of the Worcester Jazz Quintet
* Sax and keyboards with Blue Devil Bluez Band
* Artist In Residence, First Unitarian Church of Worcester
* Coach to professional musicians