Additional Languages: Greek, Russian
Martin Nevin is a guitarist, pianist, bassist, composer, and educator who grew up in Los Angeles, California. He fell in love with jazz at the age of 12 when heard his first Thelonious Monk record. He moved to New York when he was 18 to go to the Manhattan School of Music. Since then, he has toured as a sideman in Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and has performed with artists such as Albert “Tootie” Heath, Greg Osby, Ethan Iverson, and Jason Moran. He has composed music for a variety of instrumentations ranging from orchestra to jazz quintet.
Martin has a wide range of teaching experience, having taught privately as well as at schools and universities for 10 years. He has participated as an instructor at various workshops and clinics, including the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Martin loves teaching and learning from his students. He always tries to use the music that his students are excited about as a starting point for a fun learning journey.
Martin holds a a Masters Degree in Music Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music. He also leads his own quintet that performs in at various venues in New York. They recently recorded their first album which will be released later this year.