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Martin Bejerano

Martin Bejerano, a native of Miami, Florida, has been active as a professional musician since the age of fifteen, when he began his performance career playing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” concerto with the Mexican-American Bi-National Symphony while still in high school. A graduate of the esteemed New World School of the Art, he received a full scholarship to attend Florida State University, where he studied classical piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky, and jazz piano, composition, and arranging with Bill Peterson, whom he cites as one of his most important influences. He then went on to receive a Master’s degree from the University of Miami, also under full scholarship. During this time, Martin won third place in the nation in the prestigious 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, was chosen to attend the famed Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony, and had several compositions published in Ignacio Berroa's “Groovin' in Clave” instructional drum book.

In the summer of 2000, Bejerano decided a move to New York City was in order to further develop his career. The move turned out to be a good one, and, in less than a year, he was asked to join the quartet of legendary jazz drummer and Grammy award-winning artist Roy Haynes. The group has since gone on to perform across the world to high critical praise and accolades. The 2004 recording, Fountain of Youth, was nominated for a 2004 Grammy award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album—Martin’s first recording on a major label. In January 2002, Martin also joined internationally acclaimed guitarist Russell Malone’s quartet, contributing to Malone's last three recordings on MAXJAZZ, Playground (2004), Live At Jazz Standard Volume One (2006), and Live At Jazz Standard Volume Two (2007). Bejerano continues to tour and record with both these groups.

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Piano

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Trio Miami

Trio Miami

Self Produced
2016

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Evolution/Revolution

Evolution/Revolution

Reservoir Music
2008

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Evolution/Revolution

Evolution/Revolution

Reservoir Music
2007

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