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Martin Traynor Debuts CD at Trane Studio

From Wednesday, November 24 2010 -  8:00pm
To Thursday, November 25 2010 - 12:00am
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Talented Toronto Musician Debuts New Music at Trane Studio on November 24th, 2010 Toronto, November 3rd, 2010 — Martin Traynor is pleased to debut his self-titled CD at Trane Studio in Toronto on November 24th, 2010. The performance begins at 8 pm. His music blends sultry jazz vocals with world and pop music influences into a sophisticated and sensual mix. The CD is the culmination of several years of songwriting, entertaining and teaching. “This for me has been a real labor of love,” says Martin. “Some of the songs are quite old, written when I was in my twenties, but the bulk of the songs were recent projects.” Martin has a colourful musical background dating back to his childhood in Scotland and culminating in a full musical life here in Canada. As a live musician, he has performed at jazz festivals, local gigs and large-scale events at Dundas Square. He has also performed with Toronto ensembles including the jazz/pop group Neo-Mundo and SoundPoets. Along with his work on personal musical projects, Martin oversees a busy music department at an arts-based high school in Toronto. The performance to launch the new CD promises to be exciting, with Martin backed up by some of the city’s top musicians including Darren Moore on Saxophone and Keyboard, Bohdan Turok on Drums, Giancarlo Brotto on percussion and Fergus Marsh on bass. To hear Martin Traynor online visit: Media inquiries: Marla Wolfe Tel: 416.876.5264 {mospagebreak} Martin Traynor Canadian nu-jazz artist Martin Traynor has been described as one of the most uniquely talented jazz musicians Canada has produced. His unique style blends sultry jazz vocals with world and pop music into a sophisticated and sensual masterpiece. A versatile vocalist, multi instrumentalist and composer, Traynor has entertained audiences with solo performances, as a side man and with his band, Neo-Mundo, at many venues and festivals from intimate settings at Ten Feet Tall to the Royal York Hotel, ROM, Port Perry Jazz Festival and as a featured artist at a large scale Dundas Square event in downtown Toronto. His love for music came developed early, as a young boy in Glasgow listening to the likes of Elvis, Shirley Bassey, Acker Bilk, the Shadows and Mason Williams. As well, The Beatles shaped Martin’s passion. He first played trumpet, French horn and drums until he picked up a guitar at 15. He has rarely put it down since. Within a year he was composing music for the high school play. Since then he has done extensive work in the studio, on the stage and on the air with performances on various broadcasts on CBC, CityTV, etc. When he is not writing, listening or performing music, Martin is teaching it at a school for the arts in Toronto. In this role, he has mentored thousands of young musicians and led student ensembles locally and internationally. Martin Traynor’s talent as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is finally showcased on his self-titled debut CD. Twelve songs made with heart and soul; a creation borne out from a life filled with music, love and spirit.
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