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Martin Dale - Saxophone
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Martin Dale - Biography

Martin Dale is one of the busiest and most popular saxophonists in the South West.

He runs his own quartet and appears regularly as a guest soloist.

Martin DaleHe was a member of the John Burch Octet, taking the tenor sax position when Dick Morrissey became ill, and is also a member of the London based group “Sax Appeal” and "Jack Bruce Blues Experience".

Martin has worked on the Q.E.2 as lead alto player, backing such artists as Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark, and Tom Jones.

Martin’s Plymouth based band has worked with Jim Mullen, Roy Williams, Derek Nash, Dick Pearce, Bruce Adams, Digby Fairweather and the highly acclaimed Peter King to name but a few. Martin has also worked with the 2008 X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke.

Martin has recorded for the BBC on radio and television sound tracks. To date he has released 8CDs which have been played on both Radio 2,3 and Jazz FM.

Martin makes regular appearances at UK Jazz festivals, where he has performed with Lee Gibson, Alan Barnes, and Mark Nightingale.

Martin has played at Ronnie Scotts Club; The 606; The Bull's Head, Barnes; Pizza Express, Dean St.; The 100 Club; Concord Club.

Martin Dale

Martin Dale

For further information please contact Martin on: 01752 657891 or 07900942356

  • “An outstanding Sax player” (Jazz UK magazine)
  • “The highlight of the weekend” (Llangollen Jazz Fest)
  • “The Maestro Sax player of Devon” (Western Morning News)


  • They’re the Diamonds May 1997
  • Masquerade March 2000
  • Simply Sax 1 July 2000
  • Live at the Palladium March 2001
  • Simply Sax 2 June 2001
  • Reed my Lips April 2002
  • Sax on the Brain May 2002
  • Wotta Loada Bossas March 2004
  • Howlin March 2006
  • From Hand To Mouth February 2008
  • Bring back the Burch 2010
  • Complete and Utter Ballads 2016