The 9 Beats Collective: Martin Trotman

The 9 Beats Collective: Martin Trotman

A smooth, soulful and exceptionally skilled pianist, vocalist, composer, musical director and producer, Martin boasts an enviable collaboration list that includes 80s diva Jackie Graham and Peter Andre, and he’s supported artists like Nile Rodgers, Soweto Kinch and Smokey Puppy.

As a producer and composer, Martin has penned and recorded scores for film, TV and ads, and created arrangements for emerging artists, managing their portfolios and nurturing fresh new talent.

As a performer, Martin can range from a full-on jazz experience to a soulful solo performance mixing soul, jazz and R&B to a tight 8-piece band.

————————————————- The 9 Beats Collective has come together to make a soundscape of songs, instrumentals and spoken word that explores the ancient wisdom known as the Beatitudes. These words speak about another world being possible, another way of being human: in these turbulent times, could they actually offer us steps to a new reality? The 9 Beats Collective explores these powerful notions – and presents them back to the culture around us through music and art.

“The arts and theology and spiritual formation are really great conversation partners because…we’re invited to question the assumptions of the systems that we are part of…They point out that the emperor has no clothes on and then invoke the possibility of newness to come…There’s a longing inside of us for another world, something better than what’s here right now…The Beatitudes invite us into that possibility and say there is a new way to be human, another world is possible.” [Mark Scandrette, author and speaker]