MARTIN SHAW Was born into a family of musicians. Both his parents were professional piano players. Martin began piano at 9 and trumpet at 11. At 15, he gained a place in the National Yoth Orchestra. Martin studied at The Royal Academy of Music for 3 years (L.R.A.M., and G.R.S.M Hons Degree), then spent a postgraduate year at The Guildhall school of Music studying jazz (L.G.S.M.) Teaching posts: Professor of jazz trumpet at Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal College of Music, and West London University. Martin has worked with many different artists across the board including: The Brand New Heavies, Paul Young, Sting, Jamiroquai, Jamie Cullum, Jools Holland, Swing Out Sister and Patti Austin. In the jazz field: Stan Tracey, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Woods, James Morrison, John Dankworth and Cleo Lane, Peter King, Guy Barker, Dave O’Higgins and Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday story in the West End. He has been a member of the BBC Big Band for the last 4 years.