Marty was born and raised in Chicago and began playing the Chicago clubs by the (under)age of 15. Marty was as genuine and true to Chicago Blues piano as Dr. John was to New Orleans piano. He was best known for his 10+ year gig with Buddy Guy and was a regular at Buddy Guy’s Chicago club ‘Legends’. Marty passed away on October 15, 2022; one day after his 45th birthday. He left his energetic imprint on dozens of recordings including those of Devon Allman, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Otis Rush and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. Marty had a dynamic style, sounding loose while commanding incredible precision on the keys…Marty was also a gem of a person.
Marty recorded this Chicago blues lesson series for IROCKU in January of 2020.
This series is intended for Intermediate and Advanced keyboard students. Marty shares nuggets of wisdom that all students will learn from. The series includes both videos and downloadable PDFs.