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Martin is regarded as one of the top jazz trumpet soloists in the country. He plays in an extraordinary range of settings, from big band to quartet, cutting edge jazz to contemporary pop and funk.
He was a member of National Youth Jazz Orchestra for 3 years, playing a varied big band programme. He gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London to study classical trumpet and jazz, graduating after three years. Martin was invited to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, before returning to London to finish his studies at the Guildhall School of Music.
As a freelance player Martin has worked with most of the leading jazz artists of the last 40 years including Cleo Laine, Sir John Dankworth, Pete King, and Tim Garland. His big band work includes the BBC Big Band and the Michelle Legrand Jazz Orchestra. Along with session and T.V. work Martin still finds time to perform with classical ensembles and in West End shows and has recorded, performed live and toured extensively with various pop artists including Sting, Jamiroquai, Natalie Cole, Paul Young and the Brand New Heavies.