Jerry Martini

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Jerry Martini
Born (1943-10-01) October 1, 1943 (age 73)
Genres Funk, Soul, R&B, Rock
Occupation(s) Musician,
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1961–present
Labels Epic
Associated acts Joe Piazza and the Continentals, George And Teddy And The Condors, Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station, Rubicon

Jerry Martini (born October 1, 1943) is an American musician, best known for being the saxophonist for Sly and the Family Stone.[1]

Martini was born in Denver, Colorado. It was at his suggestion that Sly and the Family Stone came about, and he became one of its key figures.[citation needed] He performed with the band from its inception in 1967 to its demise in 1975. In 1975, he appeared on Sly Stone's first solo album, High on You.

Outside Sly & The Family Stone[edit]

In 1977, he also performed on Larry Graham's Graham Central Station fifth album, Now Do U Wanta Dance. He was also in the band Rubicon during the late 1970s.[2]

In 2004–2005, he helped form the tribute band FamilyStoneExperience bringing together several Family Stone alumni, including Greg Errico, Cynthia Robinson, Dawn Silva and Gail Muldrow amongst others.[3]

In 2006, after a stint with Prince's touring band (which also featured Sly alumnus Larry Graham), he reunited with the original Family Stone.


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