Named one of ten worthy jazz singers by Jazziz Magazine, Barbara Martin is known for being an accomplished vocal interpreter of the great jazz and blues standards yet brave enough to stretch the boundaries of the female jazz and blues singer stereotype. The Washington Post describes Barbara's music as "slice of life songs that ring with truth, wit and experience." Joe Lang of Jersey Jazz touts Martin as "a singer who effectively combines her natural feel for lyric interpretation with passionate vocalizing..." Barbara has produced ten recordings and has been a headliner at festivals with Frank Vignola, Susan Tedeschi and Marcus Johnson.
"Martin shines brightly on 'But Beautiful' and 'The Nearness of You,' demonstrating her peerless ballads chops" All About Jazz, 2014
Herndon Jazz Festival, Herndon, VA
Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival, Manassas, VA
Alexandria Memorial Day Jazz Festival, Alexandria, VA
Jazz by Night Celebration, Media, PA
Charlottesville Jazz Society, Charlottesville, VA
Richmond Jazz Society, Richmond, VA