About the Artist

 
 
Masterfully crafting lyrically nuanced harmonies, Bill Martin weaves a tapestry of
color and texture, threading a song's melody within the chords.

Inspired by the giants of the cool jazz period, his velvety
symphonic style is unique among solo guitarists.


Martin has been described as "a master of sophisticated understatement."
Listening to his playing is like hearing a soft conversation.

 
His ultra-smooth ballad work captures the intimacy of a vocalist, while
his up-tempo jazz waltz, Latin and swing selections
emote graceful energy. 

 
 His program is delivered with joy, verve and poetry. One music critic observed,
"there are times when it sounds as if two guitarists are performing.”
His lifelong friend, basist Chris Koebnick brands his solo performance as,
"the worlds smallest four-piece band."