Marty Nelson has been a freelance composer/singer for over 30 years. As a teenager, he began his music career as a founding member of the original Manhattan Transfer and recorded the first album on Capitol Records. He went on to be a record producer and a freelance studio singer in New York City. He has sung on over 1000 radio and TV commercials. He has also performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists - from Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story - Great Performances on PBS) to Frank Sinatra (Trilogy Album) to the Village People (a ringer on their albums). Marty recently returned to performing his live solo jazz show "Some Sinatra, Some Scatting, Plus . . . ?" in the NYC region. He also gives scat seminars to colleges and high schools
Marty is a real Jersey Shore native, and his music often reflects those roots. His love of all styles of music is evident in the expanse of his composing styles on his last four albums. His indie artist CDs "Paint Me" and "Count Yourself Lucky" contain a whole new focus on his folk/rock related roots with many acoustic based songs (He still loves to "Travis Pick"). Rise Tomorrow Publishing is his informational music site. His style is intimate, thoughtful and honest (with a touch of fun).
His latest single "Ain't Nothin' Sweeter Than Your Love" is a real throwback to his Jazz roots with Manhattan Transfer. It has a classic smooth feel with an explosive unique 3-part scat section.