Meet Martin Bejerano! Martin is an amazing pianist, composer and educator. He spent 20 years playing with the great Roy Haynes Trio. This band was nominated for a Grammy Award for the the recording, Fountain of Youth. He also played in Russell Malone’s group for eight years. Along with these luminaries, Martin has played with a whole roster of Jazz greats.
An award winning composer as well, Martin is a two-time winner of the prestigious “New Jazz Works” composition and ensemble development grant by Chamber Music America in 2010 and 2017, as well as the “Bacardi Choice” commission by the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation and Bacardi, Int. in 2013.
Along with these accomplishments, Martin serves as head of the Jazz Piano department at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
He’s featured on several recent recordings as well. You can read more about Martin at his website: Martin Bejerano.
It turns out that we have some friends in common, not unusual in the Jazz world. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Martin Bejerano!
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