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Martin Traynor

Martin Traynor Releases Self-Titled CD Canadian nu-jazz artist Martin Traynor has been described as one of the most uniquely talented jazz musicians Canada has produced. His unique style blends sultry jazz vocals with world and pop music into a sophisticated and sensual masterpiece. A versatile vocalist, multi instrumentalist and composer, Traynor has entertained audiences with solo performances, as a side man and with his band, Neo-Mundo, at many venues and festivals from intimate settings at Ten Feet Tall to the Royal York Hotel, ROM, Port Perry Jazz Festival and as a featured artist at a large scale Dundas Square event in downtown Toronto. His love for music came developed early, as a young boy in Glasgow listening to the likes of Elvis, Shirley Bassey, Acker Bilk, the Shadows and Mason Williams. As well, The Beatles shaped Martin’s passion. He first played trumpet, French horn and drums until he picked up a guitar at 15. He has rarely put it down since. Within a year he was composing music for the high school play. Since then he has done extensive work in the studio, on the stage and on the air with performances on various broadcasts on CBC, CityTV, etc. When he is not writing, listening or performing music, Martin is teaching it at a school for the arts in Toronto. In this role, he has mentored thousands of young musicians and led student ensembles locally and internationally. Martin Traynor’s talent as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is finally showcased on his self-titled debut CD. Twelve songs made with heart and soul; a creation borne out from a life filled with music, love and spirit. The performance to launch the new CD promises to be exciting, with Martin backed up by some of the city’s top musicians including Darren Moore on Saxophone and Keyboard, Bohdan Turok on Drums, Giancarlo Brotto on percussion and Fergus Marsh on bass. To listen to Martin's music, visit http://www.myspace.com/martintraynor

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  • Artist / Group Name: Martin Traynor
  • Subtitle: Toronto Talent Martin Traynor Debuts Self-Titled CD
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