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Kenny Martin

Drummer, Teacher, Producer, Engineer

Born in: Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Raised in: Queens,(Springfield Gardens), New York, USA. Living in: Berlin, Germany.


Studied at:

Berklee College of Music, Boston. Five Towns College, New York.


Private lessons with:

Artie Simmons, Wes Landers, Billy Cobham, Mickey Sheen, Charly Perry, Jack De- Johnette, Lenny White, Elvin Jones & Narada Michael Walden.


Performed with and/or recorded with:

Defunkt, Peter Fox, Liquid Hips, No Angels, Jaco Pastorius, Kenny Kirkland, Lester Bowie, Red Holloway, Sheldon Powell, Massimo Farao’, Bob Cunningham, Ed Schuller, Golden Gospel Singers, Jean-Paul Bourelly, HHR Big Band, Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal. Just to name a few.


Has been recorded on nearly 150 CDs or albums. Has taught in (7) different countries.

Has been teaching drums/music for 47 years. (2021) Leader of his own band(s) for many years:

Pocket Zone, License To Thrill, Walk The Plank,


Currently working with (2021):

FuMaTiKeLo, Journey To The Source.
Jean-Paul Bourelly!s Kiss The Sky.
And as a freelance drummer with various international artists.