“Martin is not only a vocalist who has performed throughout the United States, but she's the vocal jazz instructor and ensemble director at the University of Toledo.” - Heather Dennis — The Toledo Blade
Ellie Martin is a jazz vocalist, and a singer-songwriter with a PhD in jazz studies, who performs a wide variety of repertoire from Brazilian music, American Songbook, Bebop, as well as her original compositions. A fearless improviser, Ellie delivers songs with individuality, passion, and honesty. Career highlights include performing at the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, the Sunset Jazz Festival, and the Michigan Jazz Festival. She was the featured vocalist with the National Arab Orchestra in San Antonio Texas, and performed alongside jazz luminaries Geri Allen, Terri Lynne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, the New York Voices, Jon Hendricks, and Afro Blue.
Ellie is currently recording her debut solo album Verdant, a collection of original compositions that reflect on the stages of life and how we grow through mindfulness and self-acceptance.