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Philip Martin – Saxophone

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Musician

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Washington D.C.

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At the age of nine, Phillip got his first taste of alto saxophone through his Florida school system. Unlike other children his age, he picked it up rather quickly. It was as if Phillip demonstrated a natural ability for playing this instrument. After many hours of practice, he found his musicality starting to come out of its shell. At the age of fourteen, people started recognizing his ability. As a result, he was invited to perform at numerous functions, including The National Heart Assoication Banquets. A couple years passed, and Phillip became a member of The South Plantation High School Jazz Band, where he demonstrated exceptional mastery of his craft and rose to become the leading soloist in his high school band. Phillip won the admiration of his peers and the accolades he received propoelled him to practice even more diligently to perfect his art. As a result of his mastery, the nickname, "Sax Man" was earned. At age 16, Phillip auditioned for the All State Jazz Band, where he placed second in the state of Florida. Thus, the birth of a star. Having received sate recognition, Phillip was courted by the University of Central Florida and awarded a music scholarship. Under the tutelage of Dr. George Weremchuk and Mr. Jeff Rupert, he developed a keen ear for tone and pitch. As a rsult, he became the first chair saxophonist in the UCF Jazz Band throughout his years at college. While playing at the university, Phillip was invited to play at local venues thus making a name for himself. Through the persistent encouragement of his numerous fans, he eventually decided to record his music. Hence, his first album, "Saxappeal" was produced. …a note from Sean McCabe, President of EC: "I had the opportunity to hear Phillip and his jazz band play one night at a venue in downtown Orlando. I stopped in only for a moment to visit a friend, and felt compelled to stay for two complete sets! Phillip's mastery of his instrument is only complemented by the incredible talent of the musicians he performs with…. they all seem to have a natural ability…. beyond musicality, they all "feel" the music they are playing! I must say that hearing traditional jazz, along with contemporary interpretations of artists like Sade, George Michael and Kirk Whalum just to name a few was shear delight. I would recommend Phillip and his band to any company, from family to Fortune 500!!!" –Sean McCabe

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