Gerald Martinez – Winds & Piano

Gerald Martinez, winds and pianist, received his Masters in Music from DePaul University and in Jazz Studies and Bachelors in Music from Texas State University in Music Education. Mr. Martinez received many accolades during his scholastic career, including a DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award and being invited to perform at the 36th Annual Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium.

He is an active performer and educator in the Chicago land area and a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr. Martinez established himself as a musician in the South Texas music scene. By age 18, Gerald had received many awards and had performed throughout the state of Texas under the mentorship of local musician and educator, Raymond Sanchez. Since graduating from DePaul University, Gerald has performed throughout the country with numerous musical groups displaying a wide range of musical styles.