About Ms. Martin

Mari studied with the renowned UMASS Amherst jazz professor Dr. Horace Boyer, cultivating her heart-felt performance style singing at many University clubs and events. After moving to Santa Barbara, Mari sang in local coffeehouses and became a founding member of Michael Andrews’ popular dance band Area 51-a venture she continues to this day.

Mari has opened for and shared the stage with such luminaries as Tower of Power, the Average White Band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Glen Phillips, Jonathan McEuen, WAR, and Alan Parsons. She has also had the great fortune to sing on numerous occasions for local Santa Barbara legend Kenny Loggins. Mari has performed at LA’s Ahmanson Theater for the Obie Awards, the Majestic Ventura Concert Theater, Santa Barbara’s Lobero and Granada Theatres, The Santa Barbara Film Festival and hundreds of weddings, events, local benefit concerts, clubs and venues from Massachusetts to California.

Mari pursues her life and musical career with continuous gratitude and joy.

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