Joe Martin

Bass
Artist Albums
Recently Added
01/26/2020
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Tom Guarna, Joe Martin & Clarence Penn
01/11/2020
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Mike Rodriguez Quintet
01/10/2020
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Mike Rodriguez Sextet
01/08/2020
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Simona Premazzi Quintet
10/19/2019
Mezzrow
Kevin Hays, Joe Martin & Bill Stewart
09/21/2019
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Brian Charette Quartet
09/20/2019
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Brian Charette Quartet
07/20/2019
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John Ellis Quartet
07/19/2019
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John Ellis Quartet
05/22/2019
Mezzrow
Dan Cray, Joe Martin & Mark Ferber
05/12/2019
Mezzrow
Simona Premazzi, Joe Martin & Eric McPherson
04/15/2019
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Joe Martin Quartet
03/19/2019
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Ricardo Grilli Quintet feat. Eric Harland
10/03/2018
Mezzrow
Simona Premazzi, Joe Martin & Nasheet Waits
08/22/2018
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Pierre Christophe / Joel Frahm / Joe Martin Trio
08/06/2018
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Ricardo Grilli feat. Kevin Hays, Joe Martin and Eric Harland
06/11/2018
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Joel Frahm Trio
06/09/2018
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Mike Rodriguez Quintet
06/08/2018
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Mike Rodriguez Quintet
04/28/2018
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John Ellis Quartet
04/27/2018
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John Ellis Quartet
04/02/2018
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Ricardo Grilli with Chris Potter, Taylor Eigsti, Joe Martin & Eric Harland
03/19/2018
Mezzrow
Dan Cray with Joe Martin & Mark Ferber
03/07/2018
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Simona Premazzi Quintet "Dreamteam"
03/04/2018
Mezzrow
Joel Frahm with Spike Wilner & Joe Martin
02/21/2018
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Nitai Hershkovits with Joe Martin & Daniel Dor
02/19/2018
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Joe Martin Quartet
12/14/2017
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Jochen Rueckert Quartet
12/13/2017
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Jochen Rueckert Quartet
11/16/2017
Mezzrow
Joe Martin & Gary Versace
10/05/2017
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John Chin Quintet
09/25/2017
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The Ricardo Grilli Quintet
09/08/2017
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The Brian Charette Quartet
08/07/2017
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BJU Festival: Rob Garcia 4
08/04/2017
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The Tom Guarna Group
07/21/2017
Mezzrow
John Chin "After-hours"
07/12/2017
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The Simona Premazzi Quartet
06/15/2017
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The Rob Garcia Quartet
04/06/2017
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Pierre Christophe/Joel Frahm/Joe Martin Trio
01/05/2017
Mezzrow
Ben Monder w/ Joe Martin
10/03/2016
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The Ricardo Grilli Quartet
09/19/2016
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The Ari Hoenig Group
05/19/2016
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The Joe Martin Quartet
05/18/2016
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The Joe Martin Quartet
05/11/2016
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The Simona Premazzi Trio
05/09/2016
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The John Raymond Quartet
10/05/2015
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The Gilad Hekselman Trio
09/10/2015
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The John Raymond Quartet
08/19/2015
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Rob Garcia 4
07/23/2015
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The Bryn Roberts Trio
07/22/2015
Mezzrow
Ben Monder w/ Joe Martin
06/04/2015
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The Gilad Hekselman Trio
06/03/2015
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The Gilad Hekselman Trio
04/20/2015
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The Jerome Sabbagh Quartet
04/09/2015
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The Joe Martin Quartet
04/08/2015
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The Joe Martin Quartet
01/12/2015
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The Yonathan Avishai Trio
12/17/2014
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The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
10/06/2014
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The Dan Tepfer Trio
05/01/2014
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The Joe Martin Quartet
04/30/2014
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The Joe Martin Quartet
04/10/2014
Smalls
The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
04/09/2014
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The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
03/30/2014
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The John Chin Trio
02/12/2014
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The Robert Garcia Quartet
12/29/2013
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The John Harbison Project
12/09/2013
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The Steve Lyman Group
11/25/2013
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The John Chin Trio
10/16/2013
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The Danny Grissett Trio
10/07/2013
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The Joe Martin Quartet
09/22/2013
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The John Harbison Project
08/13/2013
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The Spike Wilner Trio
06/03/2013
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The John Chin Trio
05/29/2013
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The Robert Garcia Quartet
04/17/2013
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The John Raymond Group
04/06/2013
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The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
04/05/2013
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The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
03/28/2013
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The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
03/27/2013
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The Gilad Hekselman Trio
02/11/2013
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The Jaleel Shaw Quartet
02/06/2013
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The Joe Martin Quartet
01/10/2013
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The Jeff Williams Group
11/15/2012
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Matt Jorgensen & Human Spirit
09/30/2012
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The Spike Wilner Quintet
09/29/2012
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Jonathan Kreisberg Group
09/28/2012
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Jonathan Kreisberg Group
07/05/2012
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The Jeff Williams Group
12/20/2011
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The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
12/10/2011
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Billy Drummond's Freedom Of Ideas
12/09/2011
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Billy Drummond's Freedom Of Ideas
09/01/2011
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The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
06/30/2011
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The Noah Preminger Quintet
05/19/2011
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The Gilad Hekselman Trio
03/31/2011
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The Matt Jorgensen Quintet
03/26/2011
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Billy Drummond's Freedom of Ideas
03/25/2011
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Billy Drummond's Freedom of Ideas
03/19/2011
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The Michael Weiss Quartet
03/18/2011
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The Michael Weiss Quartet
03/01/2011
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The Joel Frahm Quartet
02/28/2011
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The Joel Frahm Quartet
02/07/2011
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The Dan Tepfer Trio
09/11/2010
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The Mark Turner Band
09/10/2010
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The Mark Turner Band
08/19/2010
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The Jason Lindner Trio
08/12/2010
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The Jerome Sabbagh Trio
08/09/2010
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The Gilad Hekselman Trio
04/09/2010
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Vocalist Carolyn Leonhart
02/10/2010
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The Joe Martin Quartet
02/09/2010
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The Joe Martin Quartet
02/05/2010
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The Jacam Manricks Band
12/12/2009
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The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
12/11/2009
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The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
12/02/2009
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The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
06/16/2009
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The Joe Martin Quartet
05/12/2009
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Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz
04/23/2009
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The Noah Preminger Quartet
03/29/2009
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The Spike Wilner Trio
03/09/2009
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The Gilad Hekselman Trio
03/09/2009
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The Bryn Roberts Trio
02/18/2009
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The Anat Cohen Quintet
02/05/2009
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The Joe Martin Quartet
01/10/2009
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The Jerome Sabbagh Trio
12/03/2008
Smalls
The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
10/29/2008
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The Gilad Hekselman Quartet
06/19/2008
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The Larry Golding Quartet
06/19/2008
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The Hans Groiner Trio
06/05/2008
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The Joe Martin Quartet
05/14/2008
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The Eli Degibri Trio
05/05/2008
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The Jerome Sabbagh Trio
02/28/2008
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The Joe Martin Quartet
01/12/2008
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The Avishai Cohen Group
12/18/2007
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The Joel Frahm Trio
12/13/2007
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The Eli Degibri Quartet
11/29/2007
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The Gilad Hekselman Group
09/26/2007
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Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz
Upcoming Shows
08/21/2020
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Mike Rodriguez Quintet
Joe Martin is one of the most sought-after bassists on the current New York City jazz scene. Known for his warm sound, facile ear, harmonic flexibility, and lyrical solos, he has performed with a diverse range of musicians including Andy Bey, Vinicius Cantuaria, Bill Charlap, Billy Drummond, Art Farmer, Aaron Goldberg, Jon Gordon, Ari Hoenig, Joel Frahm, Ethan Iverson, Guillermo Klein, Ivan Lins, Lionel Loueke, Bill McHenry, John McNeil, Brad Mehldau, Mingus Big Band, Ben Monder, Jane Monheit, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jaleel Shaw, Edward Simon, Mark Turner, and many others. He has performed on dozens of recordings as a sideman and has two critically acclaimed recordings as a leader, "Not By Chance" (Anzic) featuring Chris Potter, Brad Mehldau, Marcus Gilmore, and "Passage" (FSNT) which features Mark Turner, Kevin Hays, and Jorge Rossy. Continuous musical dialogue amongst great musicians is a major source of inspiration for Joe. Composition is another indispensable component to Joe's musical world. Born in Kansas City in 1970, Joe grew up surrounded by music in Pella, Iowa. His father, a retired music history professor, was clarinetist with the Des Moines Symphony for 28 years, and his mother, a librarian by profession, is an amateur violinist. His younger brother Phil is a drummer who resides in Chicago. He listened regularly to his parents' extensive classical music collection, which also included records by Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, and George Shearing. His grandfather was a jazz pianist who played nightclub and dancegigs in Joplin, Missouri. On family visits, his grandfather taught him many of the great American standards. Growing up in this nourishing musical environment gave Joe his deep love and respect for all music. Joe began his musical studies on cello at age seven. He also played trumpet in his school band. At age fifteen he picked up the electric bass and with encouragement from his parents, band director, and Des Moines bassist Susie Miget, took the instrument home for the summer. He felt an immediate rapport with the bass, playing by ear and learning bass lines he heard on the radio. Initially drawn to progressive rock, he also listened to fusion and funk players like Stanley Clarke, Ralphe Armstrong, Larry Graham, and Jaco Pastorious, By the end of high school he had also begun playing the string bass and listening to Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, and Ron Carter. Joe attended DePaul University in Chicago on an academic scholarship, but continued his bass study with Larry Gray, with whom he studied both classical and jazz. After two years he craved a more intensive jazz environment and transferred to William Paterson College in New Jersey, where he studied with Todd Coolman, Rufus Reid, and Harold Mabern. During this period he frequented New York City jazz clubs and heard veteran bassists like Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Ray Drummond, George Mraz as well as younger players like Bob Hurst, Larry Grenadier, ChristianMcBride, and Peter Washington. Joe earned a Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude in 1994 and subsequently moved to New York City. Since then, the experience he has gained performing with jazz legends, as well as his contemporaries, continues to further his growth and maturity as a musician. weblinks: www.joemartinbass.com www.facebook.com/joemartinbass