Grammy Nominated Musician
Associate Professor, University of Miami Frost School of Music
Praised for his “full and fluent style” by the New York Times, acclaimed pianist and composer Martin Bejerano has performed and recorded with numerous jazz luminaries, including his 20 year association with GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award-winning drummer Roy Haynes, Christian McBride, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Ignacio Berroa, Russell Malone, Dafnis Prieto, and Sammy Figueroa, performing at most of the major jazz clubs, festivals and venues around the world.
An award-winning bandleader, Martin’s own trio has performed at such notable venues as Symphony Space, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Jazz Gallery, Barquisimeto Jazz Festival, El Hatillo Jazz Festival, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Festival Miami, and Lucerne Piano Off-Stage Festival, and was featured on NPR’s “Jazz Set” series. He has received numerous composition grants from such prestigious organizations as Chamber Music America, Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, and the New York Philharmonic “New World Initiative”.
As an educator, Martin has given masterclasses and clinics at high schools, colleges, and universities across the world. A tenured professor, he has been the head of the Jazz Piano Studio at the acclaimed Frost School of Music, University of Miami, for eleven years, teaching jazz piano, improvisation, and composition. He is thrilled to be expanding his work with students right here in Miami as a member of Arts for Learning.