Yes, Shaun Martin has a natural gift that has been evident since he began playing drums in church at the age of four. Yes, his mother had the vision to arrange piano instruction from Carolyn Campbell and guide him on his path. Yes, 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 audiences 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 audiences move through the projects that Shaun has been a part of they can feel his style and influence; they 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.