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Shaun Martin

Shaun Martin
Born (1978-08-23) August 23, 1978 (age 42)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger, producer
InstrumentsPiano, Minimoog, clarinet, keyboards
LabelsRopeadope, GroundUp
Associated actsSnarky Puppy, Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, Fred Hammond, Kim Burrell, Yolanda Adams, Timbaland, The Weeknd, Tamela Mann, Ledisi
Websitewww.shaunmartinmusic.com

Shaun Martin is an American composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumental musician. Martin is a member of the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy,[1] as well as Music director for Gospel music star Kirk Franklin, and Minister of Music at Dallas’ Friendship-West Baptist Church. [2] Martin has been awarded four Grammies for his work with Franklin and one as a member of Snarky Puppy.

Early life

A native of Dallas, Texas, Martin's mother started him on piano lessons when he was only four years old, learning classical music and jazz.[3][2] Through his church, he also learned gospel music.[2] He attended Dallas' Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before attending Weatherford College and the University of North Texas .[3][2][4] Martin began working with Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin while still in high school.[4] He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from North Texas.[3] While still a student at North Texas, he was involved in the production and recording of Erykah Badu's hit album Mama's Gun.[4]

Career

Awards and recognition

Discography

Source: [10]

References

  1. ^ "Shaun Martin | Artists | GroundUP Music". groundupmusic.net. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Shaun Martin: The Piano Man". HeadlinerHub's. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Shaun Martin Biography". AllMusic, member of the RhythmOne group. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Setaro, Shawn (March 21, 2016). "Shaun Martin: Balancing The Business Of Sacred And Secular Music". Forbes. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  5. ^ "2007 Grammy Winners". Recording Academy. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  6. ^ "2009 Grammy Winners". Recording Academy. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  7. ^ "2012 Grammy Winners". Recording Academy. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  8. ^ "2016 Grammy Winners". Recording Academy. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  9. ^ "2019 Grammy Winners & Nominees". Recording Academy. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Shaun Martin Credits". AllMusic, member of the RhythmOne group. Retrieved 26 February 2020.

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