~ Martha brings a sophisticated, cool-but-spicy, swingin' style to the clever lyrics and timeless melodies of the Great American Songbook standards. She loves seeking out lesser-known tunes which show off both her wit and her warm, rich tone. Her straightforward approach lets the genius of the songwriters’ craft take precedence over added vocal pyrotechnics.
~ A professional actor, she honed her interpretive skills working in both film and theater in Los Angeles. Currently she does voice acting for apps and radio and TV commercials, as well as corporate video narration, and audiobooks.www.marthacrawfordvoice.com
~ Her recent Bay Area appearances as a vocalist include : guest artist with the Denny Berthiaume Trio at Angelica’s Bistro in Redwood City, the Supper and Song Concert series in Berkeley, and quarterly bookings at the Panama Hotel Restaurant in San Rafael. She made her San Francisco solo cabaret debut In March of 2014 at Society Cabaret in the Hotel Rex, and she is booked for a return engagement there in April 2016.
~ In addition to her solo work, Martha is a founding member of the vintage vocal jazz trio, Lovin’ Harmony, www.lovinharmonytrio.com, with whom she performs regularly throughout the SF Bay Area. The trio recently appeared as featured artists on Comcast cable TV's Marin Artists Showcase, and subsequently sold out their debut performance at the Fenix supper club in San Rafael.
~ Martha also sings doo-wop and more contemporary material with an acapella chorus, and has led workshops at Esalen Institute in the technique of zhikr, which is a classical method of experiencing unity/ecstasy via the integration of voice, breath, and movement in a sacred context.