Doug Martin is a jazz saxophonist, composer and teacher who has been working in the Ottawa area for many years now. Audiences come to hear him because of his emotional engaging style and his fresh approach to jazz standards. Doug is also a prolific composer and many of his tunes have found their way into his performing repertoire.
Recently he recorded a new CD entitled Odyssey, consisting entirely of his own music. A number of tunes from this album have achieved airplay, not only in Ottawa, but in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, across Canada on CBC, in Europe and in Havana, Cuba. As leader of several groups, he has played every venue in the Ottawa Valley and has been chosen to perform at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival many times.