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Live Music Friday
February 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Michael Martinez was born in 1990 and raised on the Monterey Peninsula in the beautiful town of Pacific Grove, California. Michael’s musical ability was quite evident at an early age. By twelve, he was composing beautiful melodies on a small keyboard. At age 13, Michael was introduced to famed local pianist and composer, Jonathon Lee. Michael studied under Jonathon Lee for one year. It was also at this time that Jonathon Lee announced to the public that Michael Martinez would take his place as the new Grand Piano Man for the 2005 Big Sur International Marathon, playing for runners on the nine foot concert grand piano at the famous Bixby Bridge turnout.
Michael has always enjoyed composing songs with melody and emotion in mind. Many fans say how much love and relaxation they feel when they listen to Michael’s songs. Michael’s style is a blend between New Age and Classical, and has been described as heartfelt, cinematic and reflective.
Michael’s second album entitled “Asilomar”, was released on July 20th, 2018. Asilo al mar, in Spanish, simply means refuge by the sea, and it was here where Michael’s inspirations for creating this album took refuge.