Forthcoming double album and UK tour

“John Martin has thought (and realised) the unthinkable; harnessing all the crazy and wild multiphonic sounds that a saxophone can make, he has crafted them within the finest compositions. No small feat. These resources are hard to control, and it is a patient labour of some love for the instrument that he has succeeded where others have not dared tread…...

John Martin’s Hidden Notes Quintet@The Vortex Jazz club

Dear All, I would like to invite you to come and hear some new music from my Hidden Notes project at the iconic vortex jazz club on the 25th of June.  I have spent the last four years working on expanding the sound world of the saxophone from a monophonic to a polyphonic instrument. Through the process...

2014 London Jazz Festival Gigs

The Hidden Notes – 14 & 15 November I’m very happy to have some very nice gigs in this Years London Jazz festival, starting this weekend with my project the Hidden Notes. We are playing at Olivers jazz bar on the 14th and then a daytime free slot at the Forge in Camden on...

BBC Introducing at the 2013 Manchester Jazz Festival

Recorded at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 26 July 2013 BBC Introducing at the 2013 Manchester Jazz Festival A few weeks ago i did a gig with Metamorphic for the BBC introducing at the 2013 Manchester jazz festival. I’m very chuffed as they have chosen to play our complete set, which will...

The Hidden Notes Debut@the National Portrait Gallery

Jazz band Hire, Somerset and The Southwest

I am pleased to announce, that the 1st airing of my latest project ‘The Hidden Notes’ was very well received, by a packed house at The National Portrait Gallery!   The Hidden Notes Is a celebration of the saxophone and all the beautiful sounds that are hidden just beneath the surface. The project has...

Awale in session for world on BBC radio 3

Lopa Kothari with the latest releases from around the globe plus a specially recorded studio session from London-based Afrobeat collective Awale. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01n6w3l...

Featured in Jazz Wise’s Taking off

Saxophonist John Martin tells Selwyn Harris about wanting his music to have "the warmth of world and Folk music. His Debut album Dawning makes a good stab at it.  ...