June 15: Suite Jazz Series Presents Saxophonist Phillip Doc Martin
Support for WCLK is made possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge, home of The Suite Jazz Series. This Thursday night June 15 they present Saxophonist Phillip Doc Martin and The Suite Jazz Series Band. Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner and Jazz with Phillip Doc Martin at 7:30pm. The Suite Food Lounge is located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. More information including reservations can be found at 404-577-2500 or at JazzBeat Promotions or eventbrite.com.
Born in Indiana to Jamaican parents, Martin grew up in South Florida and began playing music in the Broward County public school band program. Developing his fiery performance style by age 14, he became a leading soloist at South Plantation High School Jazz Band and was honored as a first chair selection to Florida’s All State Jazz Band. He went on to study music at the University of Central Florida, where he was soon invited to play as a sideman with Grammy Award winner Sam Rivers, Grammy nominee Kirk Whalum, Sunnie Paxton, and Sisaundra Lewis and the Sounds of Soul.