Among the most versatile musicians and producers of his generation, Terrace Martin has worked extensively with Snoop Dogg, Lalah Hathaway and Herbie Hancock. Martin is grounded in hip-hop but learned to appreciate jazz through his father, a drummer. After playing keyboards for several years as a teenager, Martin picked up the saxophone and within a few years landed a gig with P. Diddy. Shortly thereafter, he began a long-term association with Snoop Dogg and gained a college scholarship via Jay Leno after The Tonight Show Band's Kevin Eubanks heard his playing.
As a producer, Martin has worked for 213, Shawnna and others, landing a track with Warren G and a production credit on Snoop Dogg's Neva Have 2 Worry in 2008. The credits go on and on. Which is why we are bringing him to Harvard to talk with students about creativity, career arcs, the industry and his uncut take on the world of music.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is a collaboration between the Office for the Arts at Harvard and No Label, a creative collective of college students whose broad mission is to create a community that sees beyond ascriptive labels. Read more about No Label here.
Harvard OFA event page here.