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  • Martin Kelley and Affinity

    Martin Kelley and Affinity

    10:00 pm-12:00 am
    2016.11.19-2016.11.20

    277 Church St, NY, United States

    277 Church St, NY, United States

    Martin Kelley started his career in 1989 playing with local Blues, Rythm and Blues and Raggae bands in around Ohio while still in high school.  In the fall of 1991 he began studying at Central State University and pursuing a degree in Music Education.  By the following year he was touring the Midwest with local bands and began to focus on Jazz studies.  He aslo started his own quintet that performed for parties, weddings and at local bars. He frequently worked with singers, Kathy Wade and the legendary tenor BIll Caffey which proved to be priceless experiences.

    Affinity Trio is a collaboration of musicians to develop an organic, rich but clear texture. The band consist of sax, bass and drums and frequently appendaged with fellow saxophonists, Stacy Dillard, Joey Johnson or guitarist Michael Lewis Smith.

    After moving to New York City in 1998 Martin pursued a Masters degree at Purchase College and studied with bassist, Todd Coolman pianist James Wideman and tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson.

    After graduation Martin freelanced and was a sideman in:

    The Doug Munroe Quartet, Diallo House Sextet and most recently with Reggie Workman Trio.

     

    As a leader, he has helped cultivate an artist community in Long Island City Queens. Influenced by his annual visits and tours to South America he has skillfully fused traditional Jazz with Tango and Cumbia. 

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