John Martin is a London based saxophonist and composer. After studying composition with Nikki Iles and Eddie Parker at Middlesex University, John went on to play as a sideman in many bands on both the jazz and world music scenes.
He has preformed and guested with: Gareth Lockrane, Roberto Pla, Dele Sosimi, the legendry ska band The Beat and the award-winning singer Liane Carroll.
He is a member of the critically acclaimed contemporary jazz folk septet Metamorphic and the Dr Das Dubnoiz Coalition, the side project of Dr Das, the bass player and founding member of the Asian Dub Foundation.
His début album “Dawning” was reviewed as ‘one of the most fascinating and beautiful releases’ of 2011, receiving positive testimonials from both Kenny Wheeler and Iain Ballamy. John has been a guest on both BBC radio 3’s jazz line up and jazz Fm’s Sunday jam and has been featured in the Jazzwise column “taking off”.
A live broadcast from the BBC introducing stage at Manchester jazz festival with Metamorphic.
A live session with Awale at the BBC Maida vale studios for BBC radio 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyIr6RuRtks#t=131
Gigs In Paris, Bulgaria and Belgium with the Dr Das Dubnoiz Coalition. Dr Das is a founding member of the Asian Dub Foundation.
Metamorphics 2nd album Coalescence’ which received excellent reviews all round. 4 stars from The Guardian, Jazz Wise and The Jazz man.