Marty was first exposed to Taiko in 2010, during her studies in Ethnomusicology while completing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree at Vancouver Island University. With over 15 years experience playing the saxophone, Marty has grown a great appreciation for music of all genres but her background lies primarily in the jazz realm. Taiko shares many of the same qualities that Marty relates to most in jazz – rhythm, improvisation and group interaction.
Marty loves the energy and spirit of Taiko and greatly looks forward to learning and engaging more in this great art form. She became a full member of the group in mid-2016.