b. Barry Martin Godfrey, 23 Feb 1941, London, Britain. Martyn started playing drums in his early teenagers and was quickly leading his personal band and producing information. Playing in the brand new Orleans custom, Martyn’s musical curiosity led him to go to New Orleans in the first 60s where he analyzed with Josiah ‘Cié’ Frazier. Martyn documented in New Orleans numerous leading regional jazzmen and in addition structured and led worldwide tours by main figures such as for example George Lewis and Albert Nicholas. Citizen in america because the early 70s, Martyn offers continued to try out and record New Orleans jazz to an extremely high regular with famous brands Barney Bigard as well as the Eagle Brass Music group. Furthermore to rings under his personal name Martyn was also innovator from the Legends Of Jazz, several elderly but nonetheless musically energetic New Orleans jazzmen. Deeply focused on preserving the fantastic custom of New Orleans jazz, over time Martyn did a lot more than play and record. He created his own documenting company, writes thoroughly, and, perhaps most of all, provides documented for archive reasons many interviews with New Orleans jazz survivors.