INTRODUCING MARLON MARTINEZ AND HIS DOUBLE BASS
California native Marlon Martinez really knows how to play the double bass. By the time he was fifteen, he was studying under the tutelage of renowned bassist and composer Stanley Clarke.
Marlon went on to receive his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Since then, his professional career has hit more than one high note!
In 2008, Martinez played for legendary American pop composer Burt Bacharach on the San Diego Embarcadero stage at the San Diego Symphony Summer Pops (no big deal!).
Marlon just kept getting better. In 2010, he was selected to participate in the highly acclaimed Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, performing under the baton of Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Yuri Temirkanov, and soloists Mischa Maisky, Leonidas Kavakos, Yuri Bashmet, Lisa Batiashvilli, Yuja Wang, and Deborah Voigt.
In 2014, he was featured at the world premiere of the ““Symphonic Suite for Healing”” at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Today, Marlon performs in jazz trios and orchestras with pianist and composer Mike Garson, and collaborates with major classical and jazz artists Quatuor Ebène, Jim Walker, and Josie James.
To top it off, he’s also the bassist for Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker’s epic collaboration Off the Score.
You can catch Marlon, his trio, and their magical musical talents on Hornblower’s KJazz Champagne Brunch Cruise in Marina del Rey, this May 7th!