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After his studies in the US. and in the course of 35 years, Martien performed and recorded with a variety of outstanding Jazzplayers: Monty Alexander, Diana Krall (her first Record!) and Dr.Lonnie Smith (‘You’re Bad..’) to name a few.

Recently he finished a tour with Fusion-pioneer and fellow guitarist Larry Coryell who describes Martien’s playing as ‘intelligent and soulful’.

Next year (2017) there will be a European tour with Hammond-great Mike LeDonne in spring and another (75th.Anniversary) tour with Larry Coryell in the fall.

Martien’s style is clearly rooted in the (Jazz)tradition but  at the same time he is always looking for adventure!

Selected discography:

2018 ‘Handshake’ with legendary Harold Mabern

2014 ‘Playground’
The Unaccounted 4

2012 ‘Lovers and Friends’
Gerrie van der Klei

2009 ‘Joyful Sadness’
The Music of Vince Benedetti

2003 ‘Heartdrops’
Diana Krall

2001 ‘meeting’
Dr.Lonnie Smith/Martien Oster

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