Oct 20 2010, had a story about one of the Serious Young Musician alumni holding a fundraiser
Tyrone L. Martin, Jr. belongs in the latter category. He is a young man with an unwavering belief in himself and a desire to hone his God-given talents and skills to bring the joy of music to others. Since the age of 8, Martin has displayed an uncanny aptitude for music, mastering the alto sax at a very tender age, so much so that by age 9 he played Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater. At 14, he was invited to attend the summer jazz workshop at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Locally, he has played in a group run by Tumust Allison called Serious Young Musicians, which has distinguished itself by opening up for the likes of Al Green, Freddy Jackson and the Funk Brothers. Martin recently graduated from Stivers School for the Arts and received a $15,000 full tuition scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in addition to a $1,000 scholarship granted by the Dayton area musicians union.
For the fundraiser, Tyrone was playing with Eddie Brookshire- another jazz great.