|Andy Martin, a gifted trombonist, grew up in a musical family. His father plays trumpet and both of his brothers are professional musicians. He began playing with top artists at the age of eighteen. Presently, he is widely regarded as a top jazz soloist, as well as being in high demand as a studio musician in Los Angeles.
As an artist he the featured soloist on many outstanding recordings, including those of jazz greats Quincy Jones, Sammy Nestico, Bill Holman, The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, Gordon Goodwin, Dave Grusin, Horace Silver, Vic Lewis' West-Coast All Stars, Clare Fischer and many others.
Andy has 5 CDs out, and the most recent one as a leader is called Andy Martin Vic Lewis THE PROJECT.
Throughout his young career, Andy has been featured in many big bands, including Louie Bellson, Jack Sheldon, Les Brown and His Band of Renown, Tom Kubis, The Phil Norman Tentet, Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band and Frank Capp's Juggernaut.
Martin's studio credits are extensive. He has been recorded on dozens of motion picture soundtracks, including: "Monsters Inc.", "Planet of the Apes", "Spiderman", "Big Fat Liar", "Enemy of the State", "Armageddon", "Dracula 2000", "Land Before Time" (II, III, IV, V and VII), "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves", "Mother", "Vegas Vacation", "Mr. Magoo", "Miami Rhapsody", "Patch Adams", and "Romeo Must Die". His television credits include: The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards, The Emmy Awards, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, "The Tonight Show", "Star Trek Enterprise", "The Simpsons", "American Idol" and many others.
He has recorded on CD's with Diane Schuur, Keely Smith, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Queen Latifah, Mel Tormé, Larry Carlton, Earth, Wind & Fire, Christina Aguilera, Bette Midler, Stanley Turrentine, Placido Domingo, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, Paul Anka, Boz Scaggs, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, Neil Diamond, Brian Setzer, Terence Trent D'Arby, Steve Allen, Ana Gabriel, Vikki Carr, Simone, and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, to name just a few.