Welcome to DanaMarthaMusic!
Here at Dana and Martha Mathewson’s Music Website you can:
…. see what we look like
…. hear examples of what we play like
…. read lots about our musical experiences, history and skills
…. learn about all of the ways that the Mathewsons can honor your every musical need
And if you like what you see, hear, read and learn, we’ll also let you know how to contact us!
Dana is a reed player, playing everything from clarinet to three saxes (soprano, alto and tenor). He is musically proficient in every genre of music from classical repertoire to jazz to Broadway to R&B to pop to standards to sacred (all styles from classical to mainstream liturgical to contemporary Christian to gospel). He is a lead sax player in several Twin Cities big bands, is on-call for the History Theater’s musical productions, is a pit musician in many other theater productions, and can be found on any given Sunday playing in church with Martha. Oh, and he’s available for your special events where you might have need for a featured artist or substitute reed man!
Martha is a pianist, with a special place in her heart for accompanying (she loves collaborating with Dana and lots of other musicians). She is very comfortable in a wide range of musical styles, from classical repertoire to standards to Broadway to pop to all things sacred, and she loves throwing in jazz as a surprise. She’s been seen around town and country in everything from playing a Joann Castle-style ragtime feature with a band, playing a Victor Borge-style piano duo comedy, playing gospel piano accompaniments for an old-fashioned hymn sing, helping high school students understand what playing in a music theater pit rhythm section is supposed to go like, to accompany a male chorus that specializes in black gospel style, to sightread newly composed hand-sketched music with one rehearsal before performance, playing dinner music in restaurants and cocktail music in clubs…. She simply loves to make music and it shows! Oh, and she’s available for all of your special events where you need a substitute pianist or an accompanist for a featured artist!
We play music alone, together and in groups
We play music for your Listening Enjoyment
We play music for your Worship
We play music to Benefit your Cause
We play music to make you dance at your Wedding or your party
We play music to accompany your singing or playing
We play music in your theater pit or rehearsal studio
We play music to honor every event of your life, from Baptisms to Weddings to Funerals
Music is our Passion and we want to SHARE it with you by honoring every musical
need you have for all the occasions of your life!