“I would describe Martien as an intelligent and soulful guitarist.”

Fusion pioneer Larry Coryell

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, Red Holloway, Diana Krall (her first record!) and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

In 2016 he toured Europe with legend Larry Coryell who described Martien’s playing as intelligent and soulful guitarist.

In 2019 hammond organplayer Mike le Donne and Vincent Herring joined Martien for a new edition of ‘Original Grooves’ playing the major clubs in Germany and Holland.

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



In April and May of this year we're planning a Live recording in Budapest after touring in Hungary and Austria.

Oster, Glaßmann, de Ruwe

Plays contemporary jazz; music rooted in tradition with a modern approach. Standards and originals brought with integrity.

Groove Licence

A Hammond Organ trio which plays exactly the kind of music you would expect:soulful, in the pocket grooves you can dance to.

Selected Live performance

2011 – Gerrie van der Klei in the studio, Scotch and Soda

2007 – Dr Lonni Smith and the Original Grooves in ‘Vrije Geluiden’ Vpro

2019 – Bimhuis – Mike LeDonne & Vincent Herring Quartet Set 1

2019 – Bimhuis – Mike LeDonne & Vincent Herring Quartet Set 2

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