Pedro Martins

guitar, voice | Brazil
Live Artist

The Brazilian guitar player Pedro Martins is one of the most promising musicians of the new generation. In his latest musical endeavor – the album VOX – the Brasília-born artist dreams up a jazz fusion sound infused with deep Brazilian background elements and rock/pop sensibilities. Since 2017, Pedro Martins has toured as a featured member of Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi Band

With his own release VOX, published in 2019 on Kurt Rosenwinkel's label "Heartcore Records", Pedro Martins eventually earns the recognition he deserves as a bandleader. The involvement of Brad Mehldau and Chris Potter supports Martin's standing as a jazz-artist in the scene. His music sounds refreshing and honest. Doesn’t pretend to be anything else but what it is. Music to get lost in. Despite melancholy and drama, a dominating lightness remains. The art of songwriting is served as well as virtuosity and the right amount of edge.Vox features Martin’s prolific multi instrumental capacities; On this record he plays guitar, piano/synths, bass, drums, percussion, flute and sings in a beautiful seraphic falsetto. He is also the principle composer, arranger, and wrote most of the lyrics on the record. All together, VOX is a deeply personal and complex journey where the listener is invited to join Martins in his wonderful world of sound and story. “This album is like a book of stories that happened in my life, and what you can hear there is actually my inner voice narrating those stories through the medium of music” says Pedro Martins.

„It’s easy to get excited about Pedro Martins …“
- WBGO
„…ambitious in its stylistic scope as well as in him being the primary musician on every instrument.“
- All About Jazz
„Martins bends genres and strings into a curious force of jazz and new-age soul, featuring bouts of indigenous Brazilian percussion and modern electro-pop.“
- DownBeat

Photo credit: Alex Schröder

Adam Forkelid (keys), Pedro Martins (guitar, voice), Robin Mullarkey (bass), Jeremy Stacey (drums)

In 2016 Kurt Rosenwinkel founded the independent music label Heartcore Records in Berlin, on which his eleventh self-produced album "Caipi" was released in 2017. Jazz guitar virtuoso Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi band is a celebration of Brazilian music that has been a decade in the making. In this band, the artist not only plays but also sings for the first time. At his side, a fantastic team of musicians, amongst them, another super-talent on the guitar, Pedro Martins. Rosenwinkel met the Brazilian-born Pedro Martins at the 2015 Montreux Jazz Competition, where the younger musician was crowned best electric-guitar player. Kurt Rosenwinkel and Pedro Martins have been touring all over the world together. In September 2019, the band performed at Eric Clapton’s prestigious Crossroads Guitar Festival. Caipi can be intoxicating - and not just the drink. During fall 2021, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Pedro Martins have performed with the DR Bigband in Denmark.

Pedro Martins (guitar, voice), Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar), Olivia Trummer (piano)

The Brazilian guitar player Pedro Martins is one of the most promising musicians of the new generation. In his latest musical endeavor – the album VOX – the Brasília-born artist dreams up a jazz fusion sound infused with deep Brazilian background elements and rock/pop sensibilities. Since 2017, Pedro Martins has toured as a featured member of Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi Band

With his own release VOX, published in 2019 on Kurt Rosenwinkel's label "Heartcore Records", Pedro Martins eventually earns the recognition he deserves as a bandleader. The involvement of Brad Mehldau and Chris Potter supports Martin's standing as a jazz-artist in the scene. His music sounds refreshing and honest. Doesn’t pretend to be anything else but what it is. Music to get lost in. Despite melancholy and drama, a dominating lightness remains. The art of songwriting is served as well as virtuosity and the right amount of edge.Vox features Martin’s prolific multi instrumental capacities; On this record he plays guitar, piano/synths, bass, drums, percussion, flute and sings in a beautiful seraphic falsetto. He is also the principle composer, arranger, and wrote most of the lyrics on the record. All together, VOX is a deeply personal and complex journey where the listener is invited to join Martins in his wonderful world of sound and story. “This album is like a book of stories that happened in my life, and what you can hear there is actually my inner voice narrating those stories through the medium of music” says Pedro Martins.

„It’s easy to get excited about Pedro Martins …“
- WBGO
„…ambitious in its stylistic scope as well as in him being the primary musician on every instrument.“
- All About Jazz
„Martins bends genres and strings into a curious force of jazz and new-age soul, featuring bouts of indigenous Brazilian percussion and modern electro-pop.“
- DownBeat

Photo credit: Alex Schröder

Pedro Martins (guitar, voice)

06.05.2022 DE - Berlin // FluxBau // XJAZZ Festival Pedro Martins Vox