Gavin Martin

Seen locally in the company of Martin Dale and the Dave Hankin Big Band as well as annual performances at the Horse of the Year Show. Gavin is a top performer, make sure you look out for him on the local Jazz Scene.

At the age of seven, the Martin family moved to High Wycombe, Bucks where he started pianoforte and trumpet lessons both in jazz and classical. It was at this time that Gavin joined the Sea Cadets and consequently gained the appetite for service life and joining the Royal Marines Band Service. After passing all grades in pianoforte and Grade 6 on trumpet, Gavin joined the Royal Marines School of Music in 1980. After finishing his training with the award for best all round musician, he was drafted to the RM Band based in Scotland where he spent three years. In 1994 he completed the 12 month Bandmasters' class and was awarded the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians with his LRSM Diploma, presented by Sir Vivian Dunn KCVO OBE FRAM Royal Marines.