Jazz Portrait: Emile Martyn on Drums

Emile Martyn, Leader of the Fallen Heroes

Jazz painting of Emile Martyn, founder of The Fallen Heroes, on drums at a “Jazz in the Barn” gig in Throwley, Kent. The Fallen Heroes are famed for their high energy performances of blues, funky jazz and contemporary New Orleans street beat. Emile and his brother Ben, bass player and vocalist, are the sons of legendary New Orleans jazz musician Barry Martyn.

Emile said of his jazz portrait: “Fantastic Peter, you’ve got a talent for capturing people! Perhaps I need to have a shave!!!” High praise from a fellow artist.

Jazz Portrait of Emile Martyn

Emile on Drums

Good time Jazz in deepest Kent
With New Orleans beat to turn up the heat
Emile on drums, inspired, intense,
A Fallen Hero with the world at his feet.

Art & Verse’ Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: [email protected] to place your order and help support jazz.


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