Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility”. (Saint Augustine)
4-time Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, and keyboardist Shaun Martin has a natural gift that has been evident since he began playing drums in church at the age of 4.
He has several Grammys from his work with Kirk Franklin and the gospel powerhouse God’s Property. And Yes, he has a Grammy that crowns his many years with jazz fusion phenomenon Snarky Puppy. But you will not find this information in discussion with this gently powerful man because he wears none of this on his sleeve. 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.