From Dallas, Texas!
Dynamic Pianist and Keyboard player as featured with Snarky Puppy & Kirk Franklin, makes his Cleveland debut at Nighttown leading his 6 Pc. Group!
Shaun Martin has been playing, creating, and collaborating for most of his life, yet his contributions go much further than just playing. When you move through the projects that Shaun has been a part of you can feel his style and influence; you can sense his presence throughout the compositions. Shaun’s willingness and ability to be a subtle part of each band have allowed him be part of the very foundation.
#1 on iTunes Jazz Chart - June 2015
Seven time Grammy Winner, including:
2007 Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, with Kirk Franklin (Hero)
2009 Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, with Kirk Franklin (Fight of My Life)
2012 Best Gospel Album, with Kirk Franklin (Hello Fear)
2012 Best Gospel Song, with Kirk Franklin (Hello Fear)
2014 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway (Something)
2016 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, as member of Snarky Puppy (Sylva)
2017 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, as member of Snarky Puppy (Culcha Vulcha)
His debut release, Seven Summers, is the record that you would expect when a seasoned player with roots in several genres takes the time to let the music unfold. It spans the musical map from jazz to soul to hip hop with a casual touch of fusion.