Pete Fallico's Hammond B3 Thursdays presents

Mel Martin

Thu Jul 24, 2014
Cafe Stritch
Music, Live Music Bars, Jazz


Mel Martin is a composer, arranger, bandleader, saxophonist and flute player - one of the most versatile and creative musicians to ever emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area. In his long career, he's played a part in many of the innovative movements that have come out of that creative community.

He sat in with Wes Montgomery and his brothers while he was still a teenager, played in John Handy's Freedom Band in 1962 upon moving to San Francisco, worked and recorded with many of the progressive rock and Latin rock bands of the late 60s and early 70s including The Loading Zone, Cold Blood, Santana, Azteca and Boz Scaggs. He founded the award winning Listen, one of the early West Coast jazz-fusion bands in 1976.



  1. Cafe Stritch
    374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA