Frank Martin

Frank Martin

Keyboardist / Arranger / Producer / Composer / Teacher

Northern California native Frank Martin continues a career as a pianist and keyboard player that has found him performing with everyone from Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, and Jennifer Hudson, to John McLaughlin, the Richard Bona Band, Trilok Gurtu and Larry Coryell, to Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Chris Isaak, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen.

Owner of a San Rafael Recording Studio, Production credits include label artists as varied as Al Jarreau, Angela Bofill, Lisa Fisher, and Mimi Fox, to Indie artists Ellen Honert, Karen Blixt, and Nicolas Bearde.

Sessions as the Arranger/Producer have included artists as diverse as Turtle Island String Quartet, Tuck & Patti, Dori Caymmi, Hiram Bullock, Randy Brecker, Patrice Rushen, Joey DeFrancesco, Buddy Montgomery, and Alex Acuna.

He has traveled as Musical Director for artists Patti Austin, Angela Bofill, Narada Michael Walden, and Roy Ares to name a few.

Currently he serves as a Governor for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and is an adjunct Faculty member in the Jazz Dept. of the University of California at Berkeley, as well as on staff at the Berkeley Jazz School.