About Martin Banks
Martin Banks is, no doubt, a true legend. His entire resume' is too large and breathtaking to include here, so just to name a few of hisprevious employers...Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, James Brown, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and a hotseat in the Apollo's and Motown's hose bands. His father, also a horn player, played with John Coltrane and encouraged Martin to play. Picking up the trumpet at the age of four, Martin later trained with Clark Terry and Jessie Hawkins. Martin is now settled in Austin and passing down his wisdom by mentoring students of his own.