Video conversation about going from Flensburg, Germany to becoming one of NYC’s most in-demand jazz and session players
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
December 2, 2013
A native of Flensburg, Germany, bassist and composer Martin Wind moved to New York City in 1996 to study at New York University, where his teachers included Mike Richmond, Jim McNeely, Tom Boras, Mike Holober and Kenny Werner. Martin has since become a regular at all the major jazz clubs in NYC, as well as an in-demand session player. His film credits include The Alamo, Intolerable Cruelty, Mona Lisa Smiles, Fur, The Bounty Hunter and True Grit.
Martin has performed and/or recorded with Mstislav Rostropovitch, Lalo Schifrin, Monty Alexander, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Slide Hampton, Toots Thielemans, Buddy DeFranco, The Metropole Orchestra, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Eddie Daniels, Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Bud Shank, Johnny Griffin, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Stern, Larry Goldings, John Scofield, Benny Green, Frank Wess and many others. Wind is currently on the faculty at New York University and frequently performs with his own band.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Martin at the 2013 convention of the International Society of Bassist at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.
Watch our interview with Martin!