Scott Martin, Saxophones, Woodwinds, Arranger, Composer, Producer, Band Leader, Grammy Award Winner, joins SLO TALK Host James Davis in the studio to talk about his path in music:
Scott is the current saxophonist for the iconic 70’s band WAR. with hits including, ‘Low Rider’, ‘Cisco Kid’, ‘Slipping Into Darkness’, and ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’.
Scott Martin started his own band after more than fourteen years of playing with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. He was an influential part of the Poncho Sanchez Band and has recorded with Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Sam Moore, Mongo Santamaria and many other jazz and soul greats.
While Scott was traveling the world, performing, recording and composing and arranging with Poncho Sanchez, the band won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance and was nominated 3 times. They also won 2 billboards Music Awards, and embarked on countless world and nationwide tours. Scott’s numerous compositions have been recorded on his solo release and also featured on Poncho’s recording, as well as on TV shows such as “Sex and the City”, “The Jimmy Kimmel Show”, “As The World Turns” and more.