Martin Kershaw has been a central figure on the vibrant Scottish jazz scene for some 20 years, in constant demand as a performer, composer/arranger and educator.

As leader and sideman he has performed with an incredible array of top national and international musicians, and has held the Lead Alto chair in the prestigious Scottish National Jazz Orchestra since 2004. As an award-winning composer/arranger he has written for a wide variety of ensembles, and as a teacher his encyclopedic knowledge and infectious enthusiasm have inspired countless students to excel.

'What lifts Martin Kershaw head and shoulders above other commanding, technically flawless saxophonists is his canny gift for melody'
City Life

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The Howness

A thrilling set of Martin's fascinating compositions, featuring an all-star band including Paul Harrison (piano), Euan Burton (bass) and Doug Hough (drums). In addition, Scottish Jazz Awards 2011 Instrumentalist Of The Year Graeme Stephen appears as special guest on two of the tracks. 'Kershaw restates his credentials as an imaginative writer and strong, individual soloist...' (Rob Adams, The Herald)

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