Marty Laskin Marty Laskin comes from a very musical family. His grandfather, Samuel, was a cantor, composer, and choir director. Samuel’s two sons, Harry and Seymour, both became professional musicians: Harry, a pianist and accordionist, Seymour, Marty’s father, a clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, and band leader.
Marty’s early entry into the world of professional music was as a singer in his grandfather’s choir. He was five years old. He started performing professionally as a saxophonist in his father’s band at age eleven. He then went on to receive degrees from Columbia University and Long Island University in Music and Music Education.
In the course of his career, he has been active as a performing and recording artist in the jazz, classical, musical theatre, and Jewish music genres. He has been active as a teacher for fifty years.