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With just one listen to Ms. Martin’s silky belted tunes, you will completely be engulfed within her sound and lose yourself under her bluesy spell. “I like artists that move me,” says Petra of her love and passion for heartfelt music. “I’m very transparent… I’m a storyteller with [my] music. It’s therapeutic… like a therapy session. Let’s be happy about life and enjoy it through music.”
Petra had an opportunity of a lifetime to train under the tutelage of the late and great jazz balladeer and educator Ronnie Wells and husband, pianist Ron Elliston. Over the next ten years, Petra trained at The Elliston Music Studio for Jazz Study and was exposed to work with DC’s finest musicians and artists, who have worked with many of the greats and legends in the music and entertainment business.
Petra has lent her vocals to perform at an array of events in and around the DC metropolitan area and beyond, such as The Mid- Atlantic Jazz Festival , BlackRock Center for The Arts, The Beach Urban Dance classic, An die Musik, singing the national anthem at the prestigious annual Washington International Horse Show at Capital One Arena (Washington, DC) and the promotion ceremony for the United States Navy, She has performed as a guest vocalist at JoJo Restaurant & Bar, Twins Jazz, Mr. Henry's ; several galas for local non-profit organizations, and countless events for her beloved lifelong sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
If you have yet to experience the sounds of Ms. Martin, get to know her and become familiar. A true gem at heart, she will surely continue to soar as a pillar for change in her local community. “What I love about music is that it has no racial barriers…. It brings people together. I like to look out [into the audience] and regardless of racial backgrounds, they’re just there for the music. It’s something that they like. It makes them happy. [You get to just] Enjoy the artistry of jazz or other genres I’m being asked to perform.”
Petra Martin currently resides in Maryland. She has deep passion and concentration for performing live jazz standards inclusive of bossa novas and sambas, POP, R&B, blues/soul and gospel music.
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