“Listening to Barbara Martin’s sultry sound makes me want to lean back in a room with low lights and sip a martini,” said one arts aficionado after a concert, and Barbara’s records and performances have impressed critics and fans alike. Named one of ten worthy jazz singers by Jazziz Magazine, Barbara has recorded and produced eight albums, the latest, Eyes on the Horizon was released in August, 2010.
Barbara is known for being an accomplished vocal interpreter of the great jazz and blues standards yet brave enough to stretch the boundaries of the female jazz and blues singer stereotype. She’s as comfortable in a New York cabaret show or a major venue like The Kennedy Center as she is in an intimate house concert or a bohemian cafe. The Washington Post describes Barbara’s music as “slice of life songs that ring with truth, wit and experience.” Geoffrey Himes of the Baltimore Sun touts Martin as “…a songwriter with an unexpected gift for sultry melody.”
Vince Lewis is a veteran jazz performer, composer and recording artist. He has appeared with countless major entertainers and jazz musicians. Since actively pursuing a solo career he has achieved national acclaim and airplay, as well as outstanding critical reviews in every major jazz publication. Vince has been a Heritage Guitar, Inc. Performing Artist since 1991 along with Kenny Burrell, Roy Clark and Mimi Fox. He has recorded for Noteworthy Jazz, Redstone Jazz and Jim Martin Productions
Vince been a headliner on festivals and concerts with Dave Brubeck, B.B King, Ellis Marsalis, Lou Rawls, John Pizzarelli and Melissa Manchester. Vince was honored in 2012 by being recognized in the Jazz Guitar category as one of the “Leading Active Jazz Artists” by Jazz Inside Magazine. Mike Neely of “All About Jazz” says “Vince Lewis belongs on stage among the name jazz guitarists of our day.” Bob Gish states in “Jazz Improv” that “Lewis is nowhere near peaking…a master guitarist that has more than paid his dues.”
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