Kontrabassist Martin Wind ist im Oktober mit dem Quartett von Anke Helfrich auf Tour, und steht am 14.10.2015 auch für Einzelunterricht zur Verfügung (Ort: Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium Frankfurt)
Martin Wind wurde in Flensburg geboren, und ging 1996 zum Studium nach New York, wo er bis heute lebt. Zuvor hatte in Köln klassischen Kontrabass bei Prof. Wolfgang Guettler (Berliner Philharmoniker) studiert. Martin Wind unterrichtet an der New York University und Hofstra University.
In 1995 Martin came in third at the International Thelonious Monk Bass Competition in Washington, D.C. In 1996 Martin 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.
Since his move to New York Martin has become a regular at all major jazz clubs and is also in demand as a session player; his credits include movies such as “The Alamo”, “Intolerable Cruelty”, “ Mona Lisa Smiles”, “Fur”, “True Grit” and “The Adventures of Walter Mitty”. Currently Martin is a member of the trios of Bill Mays, Dena DeRose, Bill Cunliffe, Ann Hampton Callaway, Ted Rosenthal, as well as the quartets of Matt Wilson (“Arts and Crafts”) and Ken Peplowski.
Since 2013 he has also been touring with Belgian guitarist and jazz legend Philip Catherine, playing material from their duo album “New Folks”(ACT Records).
Martin Wind has recorded and/or performed with the following artists: Guidon Kremer, Christoph Eschenbach, Mstislav Rostopowitch, 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, Larry Goldings, Johnny Mandel, Frank Wess, James Moody, Hank Jones, John Scofield, Sting, Ann Hampton Callaway, Michel Legrand, Mulgrew Miller, Ken Peplowski, Anat Cohen, Benny Green, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and others.