John Anthony Martinez
Alumnus of the High School of Music and Art in New York City and Berklee College of Music. Available for national and international tours, performances, and recording.
An in-demand drummer, songwriter, and producer, John Anthony Martinez first came to the public’s attention in a 1995 article in Modern Drummer magazine.
Update November 2008: John is associate producer and drummer on Season One of a new TV series called “Rhythms of the Road”. Visit http://www.rhythmsoftheroad.com for more information about this new music/travel/reality series from Hallmark/Lightworks.
John has recorded or performed with Larry Blackmon of Cameo, Bailey Brown (from FOX-TV’s “Americal Idol”), Kacey Musgraves (from USA Network-TV’s “Nashville Star”), Jesse Powell (MCA), Ronnie Laws, Joseph Vincelli, Tom Browne, Howard Scott (WAR), Jean Carne, Kim Waters, Dean Parks, Bernard Wright, Phil Driscoll, Dennis Edwards and the New Temptations, Russ Taff, the Drifters, Yarbrough & Peoples, Rodney Bowens, Doug Allen & the Chicago Mob, Shelly Carroll, Andy Timmons, Brittany Holmes, Larry Willis, Bill Ham, Tim Ishii, Randy Phillips, Cindy Cruise-Ratcliff, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, Scott Springfield, Lani Bartley, Don Johnson, Nathan Brown, Chuck King, Bradley Knight, Deion Sanders, Karen Taylor (live broadcast from T.D. Jakes’ Potter’s House), Ray Davis and Pocketful of Blues, Robert Whitfield, Sycamore, Bobby Sparks, Keith Anderson, Chuck Rainey, Buddy Miles, Bill Tillman, 2002 Grammy nominated (Best Contemporary Jazz Recording) George Anderson Signature Band, whose CD “Faces” received a wonderful review in the March/April 2003 edition of Jazzizz magazine, and many others.
John’s goals are to continue writing and producing music for various artists while building his music production company, Fingerfoot Music Productions (ASCAP), his partnership in Goldberg Entertainment , and his work with Australian composer Shueh-li Ong on her project “Xenovibes”. Future releases include new CDs by Jennifer Perryman, Doug Allen, a book he’s co-writing with Bernard Wright titled “SEVEN Elements of Music”, and his own CD called “Catalyst” featuring Bernard Wright and Mike McKinney.
Experience & Education
Staff Musician for Kenneth Copeland Ministries - Eagle Mountain International ChurchFebruary 2007 to Present (over 11 years)
Play drums for services, conferences, and internet broadcasts. Position requires high proficiency in sight-reading music.
Co-Director for Keller International Music AcademieMarch 2006 to Present (about 12 years)
1) We deliver the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (London) and Berklee College of Music (Boston) course material. 2) We teach traditional and electronic music. 3) We have special workshops using multimedia tools. 4) We have a cost effective recording studio (FMP). 5) We have FUN!
Drummer - Core Member for XenovibesMay 2004 to Present (over 13 years)
Xenovibes promotes the art of conjoining ancient art with new world technology, east and west, and is known for championing progressive-electronic music in live performance. Xenovibes is overall, a lifestyle vehicle that creates and markets its own products and generates its own publicity.
Owner for Fingerfoot Music ProductionsJanuary 1999 to Present (over 19 years)
FMP is a music production company providing songwriting, music and audio services to the music and media industries. In 2004, FMP joined forces with Singapore based Electric Muse, consultants and developers of original music and multimedia.
Specialist Certificate in Producing Music with Logic at Berklee College of Music2009 to 2009 (Less than a year)
BM in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music1985 to 1987 (2 years)
in Liberal Arts at Colgate University1984 to 1985 (1 years)
in private drum lessons with Jim Chapin at Long Island Drum Center1983 to 1984 (1 years)
High School Diploma in Music at High School of Music and Art1980 to 1984 (4 years)
in private trumpet lessons at Sydney Baker's studio1980 to 1984 (4 years)