Jack Martin, Saxophone/Reeds/Singer (1955-1959)
Lawrence Welk's Saxonphonist Often Stole The Show
Jack Martin was a saxophonist, reeds player and singer on the Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1959. Martin was born in Nelsonville, Ohio on March 11, 1916. While attending Ohio University in Athens, he began playing professionally with bands including the Kay Kyser band, Tommy Christian, Charlie Barnett, Ted Lewis, Meredith Wilson and Charlie Hoff. He joined the Welk show in 1955 and remained until 1959. After leaving the show, he continued to play professionally, including a 14-year stint at Disneyland, with his own band called the Pearly Band staring Jack Martin. He was married to Victoria Martin. He passed away on January 30, 1981.
Jack Martin Performs "Alabamy Bound"