Sennie "Skip" Martin

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Sennie "Skip" Martin
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Background information
Born (1957-06-25) June 25, 1957 (age 62)
San Francisco, California, USA
GenresR&B, funk, jazz, EDM

Sennie "Skip" Martin III (born June 25, 1957, in San Francisco, California, U.S.) is an American musician, now based in Las Vegas. He is a lead vocalist, trumpet player, songwriter and producer who was formerly lead vocalist for Kool & The Gang (1987–2007) and the Dazz Band. Before those groups he was lead singer for the East Wind Band and then he was lead singer for the Mighty Generation Band. With the Dazz Band he won a Grammy Award for the song “Let It Whip”.


Martin's love of jazz started at the age of eleven, and he learned trumpet. Later he won “Outstanding Trumpet Soloist” at the Monterey Jazz Festival while in high school. His first solo jazz CD, Miles High features Ronnie Laws, Wayman Tisdale, Al McKay, Rickey Lawson and Bruce Conte.

With Kool & the Gang he achieved Platinum record and with the Dazz Band he achieved Platinum & Gold records. In his career he released six consecutive Top 100 albums and two Top 100 singles. Martin has also received an Honorary Degree of Doctor in Music, Lifetime Achievement Award from the African American Music Association, Living Legend Award from the Black Music Academy.[1]


Dazz Band

・1980 Invitation to Love

・1981 Let The Music Play

・1982 Keep It Live

・1983 Joystick

・1983 On The One

・1984 Juke Box

・1985 Hot Spot (Motown Records)

・1990 Dazz Band Greatest Hits

・1994 Motown Legends

・1994 Funkology

・1997 Double Exposure Dazz Band

・1997 George Clinton with The Dazz Band

・1998 Here We Go Again

・1999 Here We Go Again (U.K.)

・1999 Let It Whip (Single)

・2001 Time Travelar

・2001 The Best of Dazz Band

・2004 Motown Legend Let It Whip

・2006 Dazz Band Live

・2009 The Best of Funk

・2011 Hot Spot (Universal Records)

・2013 Keep It Live

・2014 Joystick/Juke Box

Kool & The Gang

・1988 Everything's Kool & The Gang

・1988 Greatest Hits & More

・1989 Sweat

・1990 Kool Love

・1990 Unite

・1993 Greatest Hits Live

・1994 Greatest Hits Live

・2004 Super Best

・2004 The Hits Reloaded

・2007 Still Kool

United We Funk

・1999 United We Funk

・2000 United We Funk All Stars

・2000 Tom Joyner Presents The UWF All Starts Live

Skip Martin

・1986 Just A Heartbeat Away (12inch)

・1995 For Women Only

・1999 Let It Whip (Single)

・2003 From The Heart

・2009 Skip Hop

・2009 Formal Dining

・2009 Don't Play No Games (Single)

・2012 Johnny Mac (Single)

・2013 Collector's Edition

・2014 I Want You Back (Single)

・2014 Can You Whine (feat. Galaxxy Quuen & Prince Ama)

・2015 Skip Martin EP

・2015 When (World Hope Emerging Now)

・2015 Dr. Dance : Took So Long

・2015 Two Hearts (Nikki Phoenix, Skip Martin, JACAELD PHONENIX

・2017 Love Notes

・2017 Organic Neo

・2018 EDM Lounge / Skip Martin & JackEL

featuring Skip Martin

・2013 Designated Planets / Tom Shuman feat. Skip Martin

・2017 Move (Single) / JackEL feat. Skip Martin

・2017 Breath Easy (EP) / JackEL feat. Skip Martin


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