Episode 29 – McCray Martin
July 24, 2020 11 am EST
McCray Martin is a 16 year old multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger from Ohio. He is most well known as a rock/jazz drummer and a classically trained pianist, while also playing stringed instruments including guitar, bass, and mandolin on the side. He also looks into household objects like pots and pans for sounds that might not be heard in everyday music. He began experimenting with music at age 4 by recording; double-tracking himself multiple times to create the sound of a four-person band, something that he still does to this day. He composes and arranges his own original music, as well as arranging other music for different ensembles (mostly jazz big bands). He can also transcribe music off of a recording so that it can be played in real time. He has played drums at his church for multiple years, and has played drums for 6 different musicals over the years.