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The 4 Korners

The 4 Korners

Jan 18th 2018 @ ONE-2-ONE Bar

Austin, TX
I Was There
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
8:00 PM
1509 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Shaun Martin-
Shaun M​artin has had a pretty good run playing music. He's played with many of the biggest artists in the world from R&B, Jazz, and Gospel music which includes the likes of ​Timbaland, Chaka Khan, Kirk Franklin, The Weekend, Tamela Mann, Snarky Puppy... You Name it! He's also a 4 time Grammy Award winning musician and producer, but you would never hear him say it. He'd rather let his talent speak for itself.

Seven time Grammy Winner, including:

2007 Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, with Kirk Franklin (Hero)
2009 Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, with Kirk Franklin (Fight of My Life)
2012 Best Gospel Album, with Kirk Franklin (Hello Fear)
2012 Best Gospel Song, with Kirk Franklin (Hello Fear)
2014 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway (Something)
2016 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, as member of Snarky Puppy (Sylva)
2017 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, as member of Snarky Puppy (Culcha Vulcha)
Production Credits include:

Mama’s Gun (Erykah Badu)
Guru’s Jazzamatazz Streetsoul (Erykah Badu, Guru)
Hero (Kirk Franklin)
Fight Of My Life (Kirk Franklin)
Hello Fear (Kirk Franklin)
Here Right Now (Tasha Page- Lockhart)
Fast Forward (The Walls Group)
I Will Trust (Fred Hammond)
United Tenors- (Fred Hammond,Dave Hollister, Eric Roberson, Bryan Courtney-Wilson)
Performing Credits:

Kirk Franklin
Snarky Puppy
Erykah Badu
Chaka Kahn
Fred Hammond
God’s Property
Kim Burrell
Yolanda Adams

If good music is what your heart desires, look no further. You have arrived to the world of Shaun Martin Music!

The 4 Korners-
An original live instrumental music band, The 4 Korners play jazz fusion, though they prefer to call their sounds “Journey Music.” The ensemble is composed of Clarence “T-lee” Hill on keys, James “JT” Thompson on bass, Isaac “Ike” Thompson on guitar, and Jerrod “J-rod” Sullivan on drums. They are connected in a variety of ways, and their bonds are strengthened by their shared passion for playing music that creates experiences.

JT and Ike are brothers, and along with J-rod, they are from Cartersville, a town in Bartow County, Georgia. Clarence is from Acworth, another town in Bartow County, and JT, Ike, and Clarence have been friends for more than twenty years, first meeting at a musical held at New Beginning Church in Emerson in 2000. J-rod came on board in 2013 as the band’s new drummer, two years after their 2011 formation.

Having toured with major artists, The 4 Korners dropped their first album, an eponymous indie record, in 2014, and in 2015 they signed with Ropeadope Records. Their first and to date only album with Ropeadope Records, Portal of Gold, was released in October 2016. In July 2017, they released a single, “Phraseology,” on their own.

The 4 Korners are known for playing with an inimitably high level of energy. They cite as key influences Chick Corea, Yellow Jackets, and Dave Weckl, though their sound is uniquely their own. When you are listening to The 4 Korners, you are being transported to someplace else, someplace that only you can see, someplace that you share with the world at large.

DRUMS - Jerrod “J-Rod” Sullivan
KEYBOARD - Clarence “T-Lee” Hill
LEAD GUITAR - Isaac “Ike” Thompson
BASS - James “JT” Thompson Jr.

Curious Android-
Curious Android continues and extends the Progger mantra of combining Nasty Beats and pretty chords. With a list of influences ranging from Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and Kurt Rosenwinkel to the music of Michael Jackson, from Parliament Funkadelic, to Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, from Busta Rhymes to Big Data; the twists and turns you'll hear will keep you guessing and simultaneously bobbing your head - Hard.
"We like a lot of different music, both individually and collectively."
-Matt Muehling, Curious Android collaborator/band member.
Combine the vast palette with a who's who of the Austin professional music scene and the results are positively dangerous.
Curious Android personnel can be found contributing their musical skills to the likes of Progger, Snarky Puppy, Chrisette Michele, Malford Milligan, Jon Wolfe, Polyphonic Spree, and Ephraim Owens for starters. Like the band they sprang from - Progger, Curious Android seeks to create captivating and innovative music drawing from across the stylistic board.