Category Archives: Jazz
Despite looming threats of high winds and rain, brought on by a potential hurricane, more than a hundred beachgoers came out to Low Tide Bar at the Beach 97th Street concessions, on Saturday, Sept. 3, for the third annual Rockaway Beach Jazz Festival. Since its inception, the Jazz Festival has continued to attract world-class musicians from New York and beyond, to the shores of Rockaway Beach.
Debuting at no. 1 on the iTunes Jazz charts, 7 Summers is the latest gem from jazz keyboardist Shaun Martin, who is best known for his Grammy Award winning work with gospel artist Kirk Franklin and the Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion ensemble Snarky Puppy.
Martin’s debut album, 7 Summers, is an incredibly unique and rhythmic composition that shows his stylistic range and gives listeners a glimpse into his musical process.
Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Martin began studying music at just 4-years-old, under the instruction of Carolyn Campbell—for whom he dedicated the last track of his my album “Closing Credits (A Requiem for Carolyn).” Today, he serves as the Minister of Music at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas.