Thursday, October 11, 2007

Jack Martin

For all you old school Welk fans, remember saxophonist Jack Martin?

A mainstay of the reeds section from the black & white era, Jack was a member of the Music Makers from 1955 to 1958. The native of Nelsonville, OH attended Ohio University and played with several bands such as Meredith Wilson and Kay Kyser just to name a few. He also was known for his singing pipes and has great comedic talents....known for "stealing the show" in certain numbers.

He passed on back in 1972, but he's known as one of three Music Makers (George Thow and Kurt Dietrle) that hail from the Buckeye State, where yours truly...the blogmeister....was raised and currently lives.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog! My local PBS hasn't been airing ANY Lawrence Welk for the last few weeks! I'm going through withdrawals! BTW, I'm rooting for Marie Osmond! ~Kristen

Vicky Martin said...

Thank you so much for remembering my Late Husband, Jack Martin, on your blog. However, Jack did not pass away in 1972. He was very much alive in the 1970's; in fact, we were married in 1976. I miss Jack terribly but, thanks to the "Information Electronic Age", he, and all the other Members of the Welk Orchestra, live on.
With Best Regards & Many Thanks,
Vicky Martin