MDQ is led by Martin Dale whose versatile technique and talented improvisations on tenor sax deliver an eclectic blues-influenced mix of modern mainstream jazz. MDQ’s rhythm section simply ‘lock in’ together and naturally groove from start to finish in any tempo both harmonically and stylistically, driven by a powerhouse swinging drummer who gives light and shade to the section. MDQ has worked with other great British jazz musicians such as Jim Mullen, Peter King, Mark Nightingale, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Bobby Wellins and Lee Gibson.
Martin took the tenor sax position as a member of The John Burch Octet when Dick Morrissey became ill - Dick Morrissey was a great influence and inspiration to Martin who has continued playing in true Morrissey style delivering great sax improvisations to non-standard jazz tunes in addition to MDQ’s original repertoire.
Martin has also worked on the QE2 taking lead alto sax backing Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark and Tom Jones. Martin has recorded sound tracks for the BBC on radio and TV and has enjoyed exposure on Radio 2, Radio 3 and Jazz FM.
Martin's quartet will at times feature any one of the following musicians depending on availability:
For Bookings please contact; Martin Dale, Tel: 01752 657891
, Mobile: 07900 942356,
Martin playing to backing tracks the music of Grover Washington Jnr, David Sanborn, Spyro Gyra, Steely Dan, Chicago, Stevie Wonder and a host of other easy listening sax-led pieces.
Ideal for Parties, Weddings etc. Not forgetting that being "self contained" I don't take up too much room!
This popular group is made up of Sax, Piano and (if needed) String Bass. Playing jazz standards from the American Song Book and well known Bossa Novas and Ballads.
Ideal for Parties, Dinners, Corporate Functions etc.
The music is "there" but not at all intrusive.
A sophisticated trio with James and Hilda Clemas on piano and vocals plus myself on sax.
This trio is ideal for listening or dancing to. Parties, Weddings, Barmitzmahs are just some of the functions this group can play for! Their repertoire spans from Gershwin to Steely Dan; which just about covers everything!
A highly profesional group which is in high demand. Contact James at email@example.com
Martin Dale, tel: 01752 657891
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