Martin Perna
Martin Perna

Martin Perna is a saxophonist, arranger, and producer. He is the founder of the musical groups Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds. Beginning in the mid-1990s he contributed to many of the early recordings of the Desco and Daptone Records releases and was a founding member of the Dap Kings. He has served as musical director for the Carnegie Hall “Music Of” series featuring Antibalas in 2014 (Paul Simon) and 2015 (David Byrne and Talking Heads) and later as the horn arranger/director for the 2015 Bill Withers “Live at Carnegie Hall” Tribute. As a session musician, he has performed on over 70 albums including hit albums by TV on the Radio, Santigold, Mark Ronson, Jovanotti, David Byrne & St. Vincent and Angelique Kidjo.