"Marti's knowledge about scat is amazing and the examples she shared were rare and delightful. I love the way Marti's gentle manner encourages everyone to give it a try. We all felt a sense of accomplishment and it was just plain FUN! I'd like to see the workshop extended over a few days. One day just wasn't enough!"
Mona Warner, Singer and Songwriter
"Marti is a musician par excellence, with a superbly trained voice that can do almost anything she asks of it. Her ballads are beautifully controlled, and she can scat an up-tempo bebop line with ease. She is comfortable and convincing in many genres of music, whether it be classical, pop or jazz."
Mike Horsfall, Tall Jazz
"Marti is a superb all around musician, being able to move comfortably from such diverse styles as jazz, classical, blues, and folk with understanding, insight, and with the underpinnings of a crystal clear soprano voice. Her love of music and the vocal art is infectious in reaching audiences. A first-rate and highly talented singer!"
Gil Seeley, Retired Director, Oregon Repertory Singers
"Marti is not only a fine scat singer, but great to work with. It is always informative to come into contact with her great knowledge of jazz singing. I rely on her to be my jazz expert in my choirs. Marty was chosen to head a workshop at a recent national convention of choral musicians that I chaired. The post-conference reviews of her session were excellent."
Mark Slegers, Minister of Music, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland
"I had a fabulous dinner at Little Bird before the FABULOUS concert. I'm going to quote a friend who came to hear Marti and company with Kurt and I. As the lights came up for the intermission, he looked at me, eyes wide and eyebrows up, "Wow! I mean, Wow!" I just shook my head in three different directions and said, "Yeah, that really was ... Wow!" Inarticulation? Maybe, but hey, how often do we get to feel flat out Wowed!"
Andrea Marsden, Facebook Fan