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Shaun Martin Three-O with Electric Kif
February 28 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am UTC
Multiple Grammy winner Shaun Martin Three-O with Electric Kif 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, Tasha Page-Lockhart 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 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 create 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. *************** Electric Kif are a power quartet of grumpy children exploring instrumental groove based music. As Florida’s most in-demand upcoming fusion quartet, they have quickly garnered the attention of the live music scene. They come together creatively from very different backgrounds. Eric Escanes on guitar is from Bordeaux, France, Rodrigo Zambrano on bass is from Mexico City, Jason Matthews on on keys proudly hails from Philadelphia, and Armando Lopez on drums from Miami. Their training and experience combined was bound to generate something special…but their energy and dedication has taken Electric Kif to another level. They have been honored to be selected for the inaugural Ground Up Music Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Miami Downtown Jazz Festival, and more. Performance highlights have also included opening for artists including Stanley Jordan, Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet and many others. They have also had some fantastic guest appearances at their monthly Miami residencies with Cory Henry, Michael League, Roosevelt Collier, Mark Lettieri, and other top notch musicians. This fall Electric Kif release a new album JEFE. “…this power quartet become the “next” thing on the national scene” – Ground Up Music “Unmissable” – Miami New Times “With a tight dynamic attack and blend, the Miami-based Electric Kif offers up the challenge of jazz fusion without the confusion. It’s high spirited and extremely high energy but doesn’t seem hell-bent on confounding as others may do.” – Rochester City Paper (Rochester International Jazz Festival)