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Gail Marten's Music Featured in Amsterdam - july 15, 2016

For a long time, your music has been on our playlist, but now when summer vacation starts I want to bring your music in front again. For the next six weeks each selected track will be played once a day. Thank you so much for your precious and beautiful music.

Fanny & Martin, Music Directors, Virginia Muse, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

The Short List - may 27, 2016

Bob Naujoks featured Gail Marten on his daily jazz radio show The Short List (KCC106.9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) the week of April 25-29. Between songs, he shared information about the singer's life and career. 

Gail Marten, Collector Series - may 26, 2015

Another new CD release at Life Records, Singapore: Gail Marten, Collector Series.

Ten New Compilation CDs - april 15, 2015

EQ Music has produced 10 new CD compilations featuring music by jazz vocalist Gail Marten music on all.

Sentimental Journey

Best Hi-Fi Female Voices

In A Sentimental Mood

Jazz Unlimited Vol. 4

True Audiophile

34 Jazz Standards

Movies Classic in Jazz (Deluxe)

The Little Jazz Box

The Little Jazz Box Vol. 2

Greatest Audiophile Voices

That makes a total of 26 EQ CDs featuring Gail Marten.

New Recording Project - november 10, 2014

Watch for news of Gail Marten's upcoming recording project scheduled for release in 2015.

Gail Marten's 16 EQ Music CDs - april 4, 2013

Gail Marten's music on the following EQ Music and Elm Records CD releases:
Gold Edition Jazz Series, Gail Marten
Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 2
Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 3
Greatest Audiophile Voices Volume 4
Female Jazz Standard Vol. 3
The Best of Pop Jazz
Love, Jazz
Just Jazz
Jazz & I
A Little Pop, A Little Jazz Vol. 4
Female Jazz Vol. 3
When Blues Meets Jazz
Movies Classic In Jazz Vol. 2
Jazz Unlimited Vol. 3
Jazz Stories
Bossa Stories

Great American Song Award - march 29, 2012

Gail Marten has once again been honored by Great American Song Award in the Adult Contemporary Category for her song “Reinventing Me.” There were more than 1500 international entries judged by a panel of top industry professionals and songwriters. 

Best Recording of The Year - august 21, 2011

Gail Marten received the Baltimore Jazzine Award for Best Recording of the Year for her CD In Love Again. The ceremony was held at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, MD on September 18th. 

International Radio - march 26, 2011

Gail Marten's music is being played on international radio and heard in countries all over the planet. Her CD In Love Again, recorded with Larry Willis, has had a major impact on jazz listeners world-wide.

A Voice, A Soul - july 27, 2010

Bruno Pollacci featured music this week from In Love Again on his radio show "A Voice, A Soul: Le Nuove Voci Jazz Internazionali - n°146" on animajazz.it (Italy) this week.

Jazz Times Review - march 17, 2010

Harvey Siders wrote an astute and glowing review of IN LOVE AGAIN in Jazz Times, calling it "a joy to behold." Click "Press/Reviews" to read the entire review.

"Jazzhouse Diaries Best" - december 30, 2009

Gail Marten's IN LOVE AGAIN was named as one of the 20 Best Vocal CDs of 2009 by noted jazz journalist, critic and broadcaster W. Royal Stokes in Jazzhouse Diaries.

Kudos from Berlin - december 23, 2009

From JazzRadio in Berlin, the Jazz Capitol of Europe. "Currently listening to IN LOVE AGAIN. WOW! Will certainly add several tracks to our playlist. Great voice. Very good song selection. Superb arrangements.  – Matthias Kirsch, Head of Music

A Very Good Year - december 23, 2009

IN LOVE AGAIN, released in October 2009 has received critical praise from critics and reviewers and radio show hosts world-wide have added the music of the CD to regular rotation on their broadcasts.

Cathay Pacific Airlines is just one of the international airlines that will be playing the music from IN LOVE AGAIN. More announcements to follow.

"Best of The 2000's" - december 17, 2009

Gail Marten's 2001 release Pure Joy was selected as Best of The 2000's at Women's Radio, featuring the finest independent female musicians worldwide.

Visitors to Women's Radio are invited to download a free mp3 of "Always There" one of the award-winning songs from Pure Joy.

In Love Again in Brasil - december 11, 2009

The music from IN LOVE AGAIN is receiving regular rotation on radio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Great Scot! - december 11, 2009

Skye Jazz Radio in Scotland is featuring music from IN LOVE AGAIN on their "Discovery" show.

Face the Music in Chino - december 11, 2009

"Face The Music" at KZFR Radio in Chino, California is playing the music from IN LOVE AGAIN and says, "WOW! I  love your sound!" 

In Love Again in Spain - december 11, 2009

Eddie Meyer's Jazzy Box at QMusica Radio, Tenerife, España is featuring music from IN LOVE AGAIN.

WomensRadio - december 11, 2009

Gail Marten's song “Reinventing Me” is on the current playlist on WomensRadio Independent Channel on Live365, and will air several times every day through January 1, 2010.

Pure Jazz Radio - november 28, 2009

Rich Keith has added the following five tracks from IN LOVE AGAIN for regular rotation at Pure Jazz Radio in NYC: "I Fall In Love Too Easily," "I'm Old Fashioned," "Skylark," "Like A Lover" and "Hello Young Lovers." 

Le Jazz Affair - november 12, 2009

Sal Calfa out in Colorado has been featuring music from the new CD IN LOVE AGAIN on his radio show, "Le Jazz Affair." 

All That Jazz - november 6, 2009

Bill Kay has announced that he will be adding the music from IN LOVE AGAIN to his playlist on his radio show at "Guitars & All that Jazz" in Ontario. 

The Art of Jazz, KPLU - november 4, 2009

Ken Wiley, who hosts the radio show "The Art of Jazz" at KPLU in Seattle, Washington called the other day to let us know that he's playing our music on his show. He has received several calls from listeners saying how much the music from IN LOVE AGAIN is being enjoyed.

"The Jazz Collectors" - april 11, 2009

Brother Ah and Onameega Bluett featured the music of Gail Marten at WPFW-FM in Washington, DC this week.

WFHC Radio Interview - march 2, 2009

Gail Marten and Clem Ehoff were interviewed by Trish Hennessey on her radio show at WFHC Sunday, March 1st.

WPFW Features Gail Marten - january 4, 2009

Brother Ah and Alex Leak featured and played the music of Gail Marten on a special vocalist edition of WPFW’s “The Jazz Collectors” in December.

Another ASCAPlus Award! - september 9, 2008

Gail Marten & Clem Ehoff are the recipients of the prestigious 2008-2009 ASCAPlus Award in the Jazz & Popular Division for the second year in a row. They were also honored last year with the 2007-2008 ASCAPlus Award.

Audiophile Interview - august 13, 2008

Last night's interview with jazz vocalist Gail Marten and drummer Jim Lyman conducted by Eric Willison and Chris Gavin of Audiophile Radio at Umbrella.org with topics including Gail's early interest in jazz and her ensuing music career and Jim's exposure to jazz giants in the jam sessions that took place in the home of his family growing up in Norwich, Connecticut.

A Lovely Dream - july 16, 2008

Sal Calfa featured "A Lovely Dream" from our CD, Pure Joy at www.LeJazzAffair.comJuly 13 on his all girls show.

Interview with Umbrella Radio - june 2, 2008

A radio discussion about the state of jazz today was conducted by Allen Hicks and John Bosley with Gail Marten offering her perspective. Music from "Is It Love" was played during the show. Will replay June 2nd through June 5th.
http://www.umbrellaradio.org/radio/RADIO.html

Philadelphia Songwriters Project - june 2, 2008

Gail Marten and Clem Ehoff have been selected by the Philadelphia Songwriters Project for a performance at The Bethlehem MusikFest. Philadelphia Songwriters Project is the creation of Stu Shames and Dena Marchiony. Both performers and songwriters, they understood the travails of getting their work heard by a wider audience. Their vision was a space where songwriters could perform music in a comfortable and engaging atmosphere, where the audience could enjoy an intimate moment with the artist, able to hear lyrics and musical nuance. A place where neither artist nor audience would have to deal with loud talking, smoke filled bars, and noisy distractions.

Costa Rica Tour - november 20, 2007

Touring throughout Costa Rica November 23rd through December 2nd

Heaven On A Tropic Shore - october 13, 2007

Sal Calfa is featuring our award-winning song, Heaven On A Tropic Shore, at Le Jazz Affair this week. www.lejazzaffair.com

Smokin' at Oakland - september 14, 2007

Live Jazz at its finest was presented at Historic Oakland in Columbia, Maryland last night by Baltimore/Washington JazzFest. Gail Marten and The Clem Ehoff Trio connected with the jazz savvy and enthusiastic audience performing their original award-winning compositions as well as smokin' mainstream and latin jazz arrangements. Luscious vocals by Marten.

www.baltowashjazzfest.org

ASCAP AWARD - september 8, 2007

Notification of an ASCAPLUS 2007-2008 songwriting award has been received by Gail Marten which includes a cash prize. Details to follow.

Summertime - july 17, 2007

Sal Calfa is featuring SUMMERTIME from our CD, BEYOND THE RAINBOW this week on his podcast, LeJazzAffair.

Three Billboard Awards - may 2, 2007

The 2007 Billboard World Song Contest has presented awards for three songs from the CD, "IS IT LOVE." The songs are: IS IT LOVE (Marten & Ehoff); DREAM WITH ME (Marten & Ehoff) and JUST BEFORE DAWN (Marten & Rondon)

In 2004 Marten & Ehoff were the recipients of two awards in The 12th Billboard World Song Contest for ALWAYS THERE and A LOVELY DREAM from their CD, "PURE JOY."

Sisters in MEXICO - february 10, 2007

Off to Puerto Vallarta with my sister, Linda. Sun, sea, sand, swimming, salsa, serenades, ceviche, sizzle, savignon, sweeeet.

HER POINT OF VIEW - january 2, 2007

ISound.com is featuring Gail's HER POINT OF VIEW this week on their jazz radio station.

IS IT LOVE - december 12, 2006

IS IT LOVE, winner of First Prize in the 2005 UK Songwriting Contest is featured at isound.com jazz radio this week.

le jazz affair - november 6, 2006

Sal Calfa will be opening his First Year Anniversary Show with ALWAYS THERE from PURE JOY and closing the show with DREAM WITH ME from IS IT LOVEL Lyrics by Gail Marten and music by Clem Ehoff.

Shut Eye Records - september 30, 2006

I recently found your music on SonicBids, and listened to your posted songs, and am interested in hearing more. "Just Before Dawn" and "Is it Love" are my favorites. You have a timeless and soothing voice. Our Agency has released and promoted music by over 400 artists. including Norah Jones. We'd love to see you play here in Atlanta sometime.

JPF's Best Vocal Jazz - september 11, 2006

Marten & Ehoff have been nominated Best Vocal Jazz Album for their CD, IS IT LOVE, and in addition, the title song "Is It Love" has been nominated as Best Jazz Vocal Song. Press Release, September 11, 2006 The Just Plain Folks Music Organization has officially announced the nominees for its 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards after receiving over 25,500 albums and 350,000 songs from 105 countries... All nominations are posted on the Just Plain Folks website found at http://www.JPFolks.com The winners will be announced at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards Show on November 4th, 2006 in Santa Ana, CA at the Galaxy Theater.

Her Point of View - september 7, 2006

www.isound.com is featuring the song with the feminine perspective written by Gail Marten this week at their jazz radio station.

One Man's Search For A Song - september 1, 2006

Have you ever heard a song on the radio or in passing and just fell in love with it? It has happened to me, and it also happened to Gari Baxter, who gave me permission to share the tale of his quest for Just Before Dawn, a song written by Alfonso Rondon with lyrics by me. We are deeply touched and gratified to be able to reach out and connect by means of our music.

DEAR MS MARTEN-
On March 19, 2005 I was at Lexington Market having lunch on the upper floor, as I do a couple of Saturdays each month. A vocalist and a combo had been playing and the vocalist said something about Over The Rainbow being the greatest song of the 20th Century. As my companion and I were getting ready to go, the vocalist started a song that really caught my ear. I told my friend to wait so I could hear this song all the way through. I was really struck by it and couldn't remember having ever heard it before. I thought, how am I going to find out the name of the song. Can I just walk up to the singer and ask? Well, I guess there must have been a moment's lull, or else I was just so anxious to find out the name of the song, because I did just that. I walked up to the singer and asked. She said it was Just Before Dawn. I found something to write it on and also wrote down the name of the singer.

Imagine my joy when I found the person on the website and also found that my favorite source for esoteric recordings, Tower Records, had the singer and a recording that included Just Before Dawn.!!!! It was my lucky day.

I order from Tower every couple of months or so and did indeed order a week or so ago. To let you know how anxious I was to hear Just Before Dawn, I had also ordered Dizzy Gillespie's complete recordings on RCA Victor, Coleman Hawkins Centennial recording (including 2 versions of Body And Soul), Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits, an album by Roger McGuinn, Yo Yo Ma playing the Bach Cello Suites, 2 CDs by violinist Midori playing sonatas by Debussy, Elgar, Saint-Saens, Franck and Poulenc. I put Just Before Dawn on first!
- Gari Baxter

GAIL-
...A few measures into your vocal on Just Before Dawn, I was taken back to the moment a few weeks ago that had frozen me on my way out of Lexington Market.

If you don't mind, I must confess that I often pray when listening to certain music, whether it is classical, jazz or pop. Or whether or not the lyrics are obviously religious. Or whether the lyrics (like your piece) reflect our personal thoughts and meditations on life---as we sit and, sometimes, just wonder. Or, whether it is a composition like Just Before Dawn, whose melody and chord changes take me for a moment toward heaven.
- Gari Baxter

Is It Love? - august 14, 2006

The title song from our CD, IS IT LOVE, is featured at www.isound.com. This is the song that won First Prize in the jazz category of the 2005 UK Songwriting Competition.

Fly in July - july 25, 2006

WE CAN LEARN TO FLY is featured at www.isound.com jazz radio this week. Our thanks to Max and the rest of the staff there for their continued support of our music.

They're Playing Our Songs - june 23, 2006

LOTUS BLOSSOM and HER POINT OF VIEW are featured this week at www.isound.com jazz radio

Featured Songs - june 9, 2006

PURE JOY and LOTUS BLOSSOM from IS IT LOVE are featured this week at www.isound.com

Shades of Blue - may 22, 2006

SHADES OF BLUE from IS IT LOVE? is at the top of the jazz playlist this week at isound.com radio.

Le Jazz Affair - may 14, 2006

Sal featured a medley from BEYOND THE RAINBOW, NATURE BOY/YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS, was featured at Le Jazz Affair on May 10th.

Featured at Jazz Radio - april 24, 2006

Three songs from IS IT LOVE are featured this week at isound.com radio: Just Before Dawn, Lotus Blossom and Shades of Blue.

Le Jazz Affair - april 7, 2006

Sal Calfa has featured DREAM WITH ME from Is IS IT LOVE this week and will be featuring music from PURE JOY and BEYOND THE RAINBOW in upcoming podcasts. Listen at www.lejazzaffair.com.

Big Girl Blues In Finland - march 19, 2006

Gail Marten’s song, Big Girl Blues, is a finalist in Finland’s Vantaa Jazz Heritage Association blues songwriting competition, co-sponsored by Compo10.com

Is it love just before dawn? - march 13, 2006

ISound.com is featuring two songs from our most recent CD this week, Is It Love (Marten & Ehoff, First Prize Winner in the UK Songwriting Contest) and Just Before Dawn (Marten & Rondon).

Lotus Blossom - february 26, 2006

Lotus Blossom from Is It Love was featured at Le Jazz Affair this week. Listen at www.lejazzaffair.com

Love and Joy at ISound.com - february 19, 2006

ISound.com is featuring two songs from our most recent CD this week, Is It Love and Pure Joy.

Le Jazz Affair - february 6, 2006

Sal featured Gail and Clem's original music on his February 5th podcast, Le Jazz Affair. ALWAYS THERE from Pure Joy and HER POINT OF VIEW from Is It Love were the choices. You can listen to Sal at: http://www.lejazzaffair.com/LeJazzAffair20-020506.mp3

Jazz Radio Featured Songs - january 24, 2006

Three songs from Is It Love are being featured this week at isound.com Jazz Radio: Pure Joy, Shades of Blue and Her Point of View

Is It Love? - december 6, 2005

This CD is wonderful! Turn on the tunes, kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy!
- Trudy Long

Music From Is It Love Featured at Jazz Radio - november 30, 2005

Four songs from Is It Love are presently in rotation at isound.com’s jazz radio station:
Is It Love, Shades of Blue, Her Point Of View and We Can Learn To Fly.
www.isound.com

Shirley Horn - Celebration of Life - november 4, 2005

My beautiful friend, the one and only Shirley Horn has passed, but has left us the gift of her incomparable music and style. Her life was celebrated at The Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, DC on November 3, 2005 where Shirley Horn was honored by friends, family and admirers. Jazz was played by musicians including Warren Shadd, George Mesterhazy, Buck Hill, Steve Novosel and Ed Howard. Shirley’s profound renditions of "Just In Time," "You Won’t Forget Me," "Here’s To Life" were played between remarks offered by family and friends. It was an elegant, dignified and deeply moving service. In life, Shirley was so good to me, so encouraging and supportive. I was privileged to have such an extraordinary friend. I love you, Shirley. And I miss you.

Two From Is It Love - october 26, 2005

Two songs from Is It Love ("Lotus Blossom" and "We Can Learn to Fly") are currently in rotation at isound.com.

Love Down Under - september 27, 2005

IS IT LOVE is being featured at Australian radio station, Quantum Lounge. Nic Tan says that they love our sounds on his program, Healthy Rhythms.

Featured at ISound.com - september 20, 2005

Two songs from IS IT LOVE, Lotus Blossom and We Can Learn To Fly, are featured in rotation this week at www.isound.com/radio.

Love in Canada - september 17, 2005

Barrie Woodey, Program Director at CHRW and CKLU, has featured IS IT LOVE on his Canadian Jazz radio programs.He especially likes Big Girl Blues and the title track, Is It Love. Click Reviews to read his comments.

Keeping Music Real in the UK - september 14, 2005

Richard Allen, the Program Director of Sky Wave Radio in the United Kingdom announced that IS IT LOVE is being featured at www.skywaveradio.com and the East Sussex NTL cable network on 103.9FM

Winners Again! - august 18, 2005

A couple of Yanks from Maryland, USA have done it again and been awarded First Prize in the UK 2005 Songwriting Contest, Jazz Category, for their song Is It Love (Marten & Ehoff) from their new CD, Is It Love. Two other songs from this CD, Big Girl Blues (Gail Marten) and We Can Learn To Fly (Marten & Ehoff) made it to the finals.
This is the second time Marten & Ehoff have been winners in this prestigious international songwriting competition. They were awarded First Prize in 2003 for their song Heaven On A Tropic Shore from their CD Pure Joy. And Always There, another song from that CD, was a runner-up.
The UK Songwriting Contest is dedicated to promoting the art of songwriting and the discovery of new talent. It is staged in association with some of the most highly respected names in the music industry. media@songwritingcontest.co.uk will confirm winners and provide details and statements and answer questions.