Selections from Shades will be broadcast on Toronto Canada's www.ckwr.com on Monday February 9 and 16 at 8:00 PM CST in celebration of Black History Month. Host Tom Quick will also feature works from the Wind Ensembles of the University of Florida and Texas A & M University in addition to the Nashville Symphony and Fort Smith Symphony.
Martin was recently the recipient of two Global Music Award medals. He received a Gold Medal for best instrumentalist and his 2nd solo CD Shades won a Bronze Medal! The album features new music composed for bass trombone and piano as well as collaborations with trumpet and soprano saxophone. Shades highlights works from Meza, Gradone, Ewazen, Schnyder, Wilcher, Rachmaninov, Weber and Wilborn.