The talented Phillip Martin, is diffusing smooth jazz across the genres. His unique style and fresh sounds are inviting to all and will no longer be "just wallpaper", says Martin. His newly released CD, Saxappeal Special Edition, on Saxtime! Entertainment truly shows his drive and desire to share his creations with the world. Saxappeal is an amazing mix of soul and spunk. He was given plenty of room while recording in Orlando and Los Angeles to deliver his own expressions and style. "Phillip's music has the energy of a live club recording ...sadly missing from most smooth jazz artists these days," says Jeff Lorber, legendary smooth jazz artist who added a touch of his own to the keys with Martin on the song "The Way." At the early age of nine, the Indiana native first heard his bellowing wails of the alto saxophone and immediately knew this would be his destiny. Martin demonstrates a natural ability for playing and creating a sound that is much stronger than the normal melodic music heard before. His compositions range from powerful blows to sweet and subtle emotions. Gauging by his experience and professionalism, you'd never guess saxophonist Phillip Martin is only in his early twenties. Martin was born on August 22nd of 1979. He was introduced to the saxophone by the Florida school system. Unlike many other children his age, he picked up the sax with ease. At the age of fourteen, people started to recognize his talents. After a couple years and many hours of practice, Martin became the leading soloist of The South Plantation High School Jazz Band and All State Jazz band member. Through the admiration of his peers and accolades he was given the nickname "Sax Man." He then went on to play for University of Central Florida. During this time he was invited to play with artists such as: Grammy winner Sam Rivers, Grammy nominee Kirk Whalum, Sunnie Paxton, Davonda Simmonds, and Sisaundra Lewis and the Sounds of Soul.Wes Hamrick and just to name a few. Beside his musical endeavors and release of his first album, Saxappeal, Martin recently received a biology degree from the University of Central Florida and has been accepted to Howard Dental School. As if these achievements weren't enough, Martin is back in the studios recording tracks for his new album to be released in September. His dynamic performances and passion for the music makes all of his hard work well worth it. "God gave me a gift and I am just grateful to be given the chance to show my music to the world," Martin says. "I am not trying to recreate it, but just create an edge."