"Ain't Nothin' Sweeter

Than Your Love"

This latest single CD by Marty is a return to Marty's original Manhattan Transfer jazz roots. It features his classic smooth vocal harmony arrangement with an explosive 3-part scat break.

Available for downloads now online at CDBABY.com http://cdbaby.com/cd/martynelson8


"Freestyle -

An American Dream"

 SEE Marty's latest Video of one of "Freestyle - An American Dream" on  youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-dsIR_ikdA.  It features wonderful and powerful vintage photos of young folks and their motorcycles.


"Yes. I'll be Home for Christmas"

This is a Christmas letter sent home to loved ones. The images are of the heroic Men and Women of our US Military Services. V1a of this video contains Department of Defense photographs used according to regulations and stipulations on their website.

Future versions will also contain individual pictures sent in from active servicemen and women. 

If you have a photo of yourself in uniform that you would like to have included in future versions of this video, please email it to marty@risetomorrowpublishing.com. It must be a photo only of you. (Please make it a small-sized JPEG file format).  IMPORTANT- You must include a statement in your email that you certify the photo is of you and that you give permission to Rise Tomorrow Publishing to use your picture in a future version of this video "Yes. I'll be Home for Christmas".
Without the permission statement, your photo will not be used.

If your photo is used, you will receive a return email giving you the version # of the video and the youtube url link to it - that way you can share it with your friends and family.
Note- please send photos that show you smiling.
Even if you may not be able to be home for the Christmas Holidays in person, consider this a way to send your loved ones a photo of yourself so that they can share your love and wishes for a safe and peaceful Christmas.

As the video states- God Bless All who serve and God Bless America.

The song "Yes. I'll be Home for Christmas" (written and performed by Marty Nelson) is from the CD "Count Yourself Lucky" available online at cdbaby.com and itunes.com.


"LIVE! from Asbury Park"

This is the first solo jazz album by Marty. It contains a selection of tracks recorded live at "Chico's House of Jazz" in Asbury Park.  Look for it on cdbaby.com @ June 20th.

To get a taste of the album, navigate to the music page here and listen to "All the Way / One for My Baby" which will be the second cut on the CD.



NEW CD "Paint Me" RELEASED on CDBABY http://www.cdbaby.com/Search/bWFydHkgbmVsc29u/0

YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEq1aaSfFUw

Marty Nelson's latest CD, "Paint Me" features a whole new side of his composing styles. This pat year, marty has been asked to submit music for a variety of media (film, TV, ads) and has now included many of these submissions into this new compilation CD.

Many of these new songs have a very personal "Americana" flavor - acoutic-based with intimate vocals.

Included are some retro rock and jazz flavored tracks. Marty also does a pdersonal interpretation of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" (which is posted on this site for your listening).


NEXT SHOW:  "SOME SINATRA, SOME SCATTING . . .PLUS?" March 31st - McLoone's Supper Club Asbury Park, NJ   call- 732-774-1155

Marty Nelson will be appearing at McLoones Supper Club, Asbury Park, NJ on March 31st - for reservations - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com/schedule.php  

Marty will be performing his solo review "Some Sinatra, Some Scatting . . .Plus?", accompanied by Gary Haberman (piano), John Meyers (drums) Boots Maleson (bass) and Tommy Labella (sax). 

This will be a fun and intimate evening of Jazz, Broadway, Pop and even some of Marty's memorable jingles from the 1980s and 1990s.  He will be doing his signature extended scatting and some fun interactive sessions with the audience. Come enjoy some fine food and fine music at the Jersey Shore!

NEW SINGLE JAZZ RELEASE! "Your Love Is What I Need."

This latest original song jazz release by Marty (a founder of the original Manhattan Transfer) is a fun solo in the style of Peggy Lee’s “Fever” with a nice touch of original scat and a bit of Jersey Shore Springsteen growl – available on CDBABY http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MartyNelson

To see Marty performing live, go to this youtube link-  https://www.youtube.com/user/risetomorrow2323?feature=mhee

NEW CD RELEASE COMING IN MARCH 2012 - "Paint Me" by Marty Nelson

This latest CD reveals a whole new side of Marty's compostion style and vocal interpretation. Having always loved accoustic guitar oriented music (folk and country), Marty has put together a very intimate and provocative album that contains a variety of styles and themes that touch on this. To get a pre-release taste of a couple of these compositions, go to the "Music" tab of this site and you can listen to 6 of the new songs. The CD will be available on CDBABY.com in late March. LINK- http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MartyNelson


"Jersey Shore Local" is a collection of music featuring Marty's commentary on American lifestyles and morays: 1. (1980's Style Rocker) "Benny, Bobby and Suzanne" is about a Jersey Shore love triangle during the 1980's. It features driving guitars and vocals. Jersey Shore Locals will know exactly the inference of the name "Benny" (think North Jersey down-for-the-dayers). 2. (Jersey Shore Country Style)"You Can't Go Home" is the story of teenage girl who becomes pregnant from a Jersey Shore summer romance and is forced to leave her parents' home to fend for herself. 3. (Classic R&B Dance Style) Real Love" was originally written for an R&B female soloist, but the original vocal by Marty Nelson remains. Even though the lyrics were written from a female perspective, it works well regardless of sexual persuasion. 4. (Orchestrated Epic Song) "Boy With A Gun" is a commentary on America's often tragic love affair with guns . . . their appeal, necessity and life-altering use. (From innocent childhood fascination to our nation's army of youth to our society's faceoff of law enforcers vs deviants).

Your Love by Marty Nelson Singer/Songwriter This album is a love story put to music: Finding love, losing it, reclaiming it and celebrating it. The songs are intimate, timeless and real. These songs span a variety of musical styles and recording eras. As a true harmony junkie, Marty sings all the parts on all the cuts. From very "un-plugged" piano/vocal tracks to fully orchestrated productions, this album reflects his wide appreciation of all the musical influences in his life. From street corner Doo-wop to lush harmonic ballads to power pop, Marty allows the musical genre to dictate the framework of each track as his lyrics rise and ride to the poetic passion of the moment. As a Jersey Shore kid, he was weaned on the beach-blanket transistor radio sounds of Cousin Brucie blending magically with the breaking surf and the distant Asbury Park boardwalk carousel calliope … truly a golden age of music and memories. Marty hopes you enjoy his work, and perhaps even drift into that special romantic memory locked inside.