Barry Martyn has been a jazz drummer, bandleader, producer, and historian for over 65 years. His expertise, passion and collection make him the go to for writing album liner notes, identifying people in old photos, and educating the next generation about the music and music makers. He is one of a precious few who has devoted his life to preserving and sharing the music.
All of us who are either musicians and/or lovers of New Orleans music owe Barry a big debt of gratitude – to use a well-worn but accurate expression – Barry doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. (Bruce Raeburn)