Marty Grosz

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Marty Grosz
Birth name Martin Oliver Grosz
Born (1930-02-28) February 28, 1930 (age 87)
Berlin, Germany
Genres Jazz, dixieland, swing
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, banjo, vocals
Years active 1950–present
Labels Jazzology, Riverside, Stomp Off, Arbors
Associated acts Bob Wilber, Soprano Summit

Martin Oliver Grosz (born February 28, 1930) is an American jazz guitarist, banjoist, vocalist, and composer born in Berlin, Germany. He performed with Bob Wilber and wrote arrangements for him.[1] He has also worked with Kenny Davern, Dick Sudhalter, and Keith Ingham. During the 1970s, he was a member of Soprano Summit.

In 1986 Grosz joined the Classic Jazz Quartet with Dick Wellstood, Joe Muranyi, and Dick Sudhalter. He played, sang, and wrote most of the group's arrangements. He has also performed at concerts with Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, and Charlie Byrd.[2]

Marty Grosz is the son of noted German-American artist George Grosz. Husband of Rachel Grosz. Father of Rowlandson G Grosz, and Tobias Grosz


  • Hooray for Bix! (Riverside, 1957)
  • I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music (1983)
  • Sings of Love & Other Matters (Jazzology, 1986)
  • Marty Grosz and the Keepers of the Flame (and the Imps) (Stomp Off, 1987)
  • Swing It! (Jazzology, 1988)
  • Extra! (Jazzology, 1989)
  • Unsaturated Fats (Stomp Off, 1990)
  • Marty Grosz and Destiny's Tots (Jazzology, 1992)
  • Songs I Learned at My Mothers Knee and Other Low Joints (Jazzology, 1994)
  • Keep a Song in Your Soul (Jazzology, 1994)
  • Ring Dem Bells (Nagel Heyer, 1995)
  • Just Imagine...Songs of DeSylva, Brown & Henderson (Stomp Off, 1995)
  • On Revival Day (Jazzology, 1995)
  • Just for Fun! (Nagel Heyer, 1996)
  • The Rhythm for Sale (Jazzology, 1996)
  • Remembering Louis (Jump, 2002)
  • Rhythm Is Our Business (Sackville, 2003)
  • Thanks (Jazzology, 2004)
  • Left to His Own Devices (Jazzology, 2004)
  • Chasin' the Spots (Jump, 2005)
  • Marty Grosz and His Hot Combination (Arbors, 2006)
  • Acoustic Heat: Jazz Guitar Duets (Sackville, 2008)
  • Hot Winds: The Classic Sessions (Arbors, 2009)
  • The James P. Johnson Songbook (Arbors, 2012)
  • Diga Diga Doo: Hot Music from Chicago (Delmark, 2015)[3]


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Marty Grosz". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Marty Grosz at All About Jazz". Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Marty Grosz | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 March 2017.