Marty Ashby is a musician and producer of a wide variety of Jazz music and educational events. He has been performing as a guitarist since age eight and has been fortunate to perform around the world with many of his musical mentors. As a Jazz presenter he has produced more than 3000 concerts in multiple markets in both festival and concert hall settings.
Marty has produced and/or performed on over 75 recordings including five GRAMMY® Award winners and six additional nominations. In 1987 he developed MCG Jazz, a program of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG). MCG is a multi-disciplined center for arts and learning in Pittsburgh, PA that complements traditional humanities education with studio-based art and performance programs that serve as a catalyst to academic achievement. Marty has been the Executive Producer for MCG Jazz ever since and continues to work as an advocate for Jazz at local and national levels.