I am a composer, pianist, vocalist, writer and inventor, living and working in the Monterey Bay area of Central California. My music is inspired by the serenity of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary, the rhythms of the tides and the sounds of nature.
As a twenty-seven year cancer survivor, I have learned to live everyday to the fullest. Writing original musical compositions enables me to share my peace of mind and the spirit of life.
I hope you enjoy the music.
Martin Headman Bio
Martin Headman is a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and entertainer. As an honor student at Boston\' s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Headman studied under composer in residence Michael Gibbs and Jazz master Gary Burton. With over thirty years of concert, club and studio experience, Martin speaks fluently through the full spectrum of musical styles.
He is also a twenty-five year survivor of Hodgkin\'s disease and one of the founding members of Stanford\'s internationally renowned Surviving, a cancer patient support magazine.
Actively participating in the Monterey Bay music scene since 1980, Headman is currently featured at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, California.
Having toured with the Brubeck Brothers, he has also performed in concert with Jazz greats: guitarist Russell Malone; bassist Kyle Eastwood; cellist Fred Katz of the Chico Hamilton Quartet; flutist Tim Wiseberg; tenor saxophonist Virginia Mayhew and guitarist Bruce Forman. A popular solo performer Headman has opened for
Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Mose Allison, Willie Dixon, Asleep At The Wheel and John Haitt.
In 1998, Martin performed a set of original compositions with his jazz quartet opening the 41st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Martin was also featured at the Monterey Blues Festival in 1990, 1991 and 2004.
An ASCAP award recipient from 1997 through 2006. Headman has created and published a large repertoire of compositions that are rich, inventive and timeless. Martin has released four compact discs of original music on Shubert Records: \"Time & Again\" and \"South Point\" (featuring his jazz trio); \"Solo Piano\" and \"Should Have Been Here Yesterday\" which showcases his versatility as a vocalist, pianist and songwriter.
Currently, he is recording a blues CD \"Savin\' It For A Rainy Day:\' his fifth for Shubert Records.