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Jazz Faculty: Martin Wind

Since his move to New York in 1996, bassist Martin Wind has become a regular on NYC’ s jazz scene. Wind has recorded and/or performed with the following artists: Lalo Schifrin, Monty Alexander, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Slide Hampton, Toots Thielemans, Buddy DeFranco, The Metropole Orchestra, Radio Big Bands Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Berlin, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Eddie Daniels, Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Bud Shank, Johnny Griffin, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Stern, Terell Stafford, Larry Goldings, John Scofield, Benny Green, Frank Wess, Hank Jones, Sting, Houston Person and others. He is a member of the trios of Bill Mays, Dena DeRose, Don Friedman and Jim McNeely, as well as Matt Wilson’ s “ Arts & Crafts”; he also appears frequently with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

In 1996, Wind won the first Cognac Hennessy/Blue Note Jazz Search in Germany with his trio "Dreikland" and got to record an album for Blue Note Records. In 2000 he was the first Jazz musician to win the Cultural Award of his home state Schleswig-Holstein. Wind has released ten CD’ s as leader/co-leader including his debut album "Gone with the Wind" (1993), "Tender Waves" (1996), "Dreiklang"(1997), "Family" (1999), and "The Soccerball" (2002).

Since 2007 he’ s been leading his own quartet featuring the talents of Sott Robinson (reeds), Bill Cunliffe (piano) and Tim Horner (drums). Together they’ ve released the albums "Salt’ n Pepper!" (2008), "Get it?" (2010), and the DVD "Live at Jazz Baltica" (2009).