Bio

Martin Vinje is a keyboard-player, producer and arranger from Norway.
Martin holds a BA in Jazz performance from the Grieg Academy in Bergen.

During his degree he exchanged one year to Hochschule fur Musik Luzern in Switzerland. There he worked with musicians such as Elena Szirmai, Chris Wiesendanger, Christoff Stiefel and Gerry Hemingway. He also took composition and arranging classes with the world class arranger Ed Partyka who teaches at the University of Graz in Austria.

In August 2016 Martin traveled to New York and had lessons with brasilian pianist Leo Genovese (who plays regularly with Esperanza Spalding), Taylor Eigsti and Aaron Parks (who among other groups play in the band James Farm with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman and Eric Harland).

Martin has also started a MA in Historically Informed Performance (HIP) at the Grieg Academy, with harpsichord as his main instrument. Hans Knut Sveen (Barokksolistene) and Jostein Gundersen (Currentes) was his supervisors. But after one year he got ask to play with the norwegian artist Sigrid. He played in her band and was her musical director, taking care of sound-design, programming and the general outline of her live-show as well as playing keyboards in her band from July 2016 until June 2019. At that point he decided to stop touring as much and is now working freelance again and living in Oslo.

Foto: Eirik Havnes