Flute and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University; B.M. Berklee College of Music
Lance Alexander MartinMusic Performace Faculty in Jazz Flute
In Pittsburgh, Lance Martin performed and traveled with a professional youth orchestra called the Ozanam Strings as 1st chair for 4 years. While in the Ozanam Strings, he performed and performed solo with Stanley Turrentine, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Andre’ Watts. In addition to starting the Young Composer’s Jazz Band, Lance was a gospel soloist (flute) for several area Pittsburgh and later, Boston churches. In Boston, he attended Berklee College of Music. In 1982, Lance formed the jazz funk band Flute & Friends, later changed to The Lance Martin Band. The band will soon release their first CD, "Physical Jazz." Other performances include various local television shows, the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe AIDS Benefit, and the “Piano in the Dark” Show, where he opened for Brenda Russell. A composer of over 760 compositions, Lance also privately teaches flute and Performance Eartraining.
Lance taught and played flute at The Jazz Workshop and taught In the Ozanam Strings organization in Pittsburgh. He organized, wrote and arranged for the 12th Baptist Church Brass Ensemble for their 25th anniversary celebration. He's performed with the Black Sea Salsa and with the Lance Martin Duo/Trio. Currently, he performs with the Lance Martin Band.
Prizes: Outstanding Senior - Ozanam Strings & Talk Magazine. Best Instrumental Gospel Group of 2003.
Recordings: Physical Jazz: The Lance Martin Band; The Black Sea Salsa Band (2 CDs) Black Orchid: The Ron Murphy CD; Our Day will Come: Vivian Male; Give Him Praise: Felix Mwangi; Hey Stranger: Adrian Sicam; African Underground Vol. 1 HIP-HOP Senegal.