Artist SpotlightShaun Martin

Thu May 12 2022

Shaun Martin - artist, producer, songwriter, performer and multiple GRAMMY® Award winner . . . Shaun Martin is carving his space in the annals of musical history . . . He is widely known for his work with Kirk Franklin, and Snarky Puppy, while leaving his creative stamp on projects with musical legends Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, and God’s Property just to name a few. Most recently, Shaun unveiled his genius to us all in his first solo projects - Seven Summers and Focus. Having written, arranged, produced and played the piano and keyboards on both albums, alongside musicians and vocalists from his hometown, Dallas, Texas - we meet the musical genius of Shaun Martin. Shaun’s prodigious gifting noticed and nurtured at an early age led him to begin playing the drums and piano at four years old and his mother placing him under the tutelage of Carolyn Campbell, who taught him to read and write music. At age five he was already playing the piano and organ at church. Later, he learned to play trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn and flute. As a music major at the University of North Texas, he joined fellow student musicians to add his special brand of creativity to Snarky Puppy, an award-winning, chart-topping jazz fusion band - committed to music performance and education. In an effort to give back to the community that shaped the very depth, dimension, and dynamics of his sensation sound, Shaun plans to one day create a fine arts academy and after-school program for urban students who have little access to music education and training. Shaun is currently working with various artists and music producers on a plethora of projects, and is the owner of Shaun Martin Music, LLC (formerly Shunwun Music) - all while living his creativity.