martin zarzar

Martin Zarzaris a musician based in Portland, Oregon.  He often sings and plays all of the instruments on his productions, which have earned him worldwide recognition and several international awards.

Born in Lima, Peru, to a diverse family, he has lived and studied in many countries.  Martin is an alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he attended on a scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Martin’s solo work has been well received among critics, musicians, and audiences alike.  His music is as diverse as his multi-cultural upbringing, including elements of Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Flamenco, Classical music, South African music, South American music, Moroccan music, and West African music, to name just a few.  Martin is committed to an open and pluralistic society with equal opportunity for all.

In addition to ten years with Pink Martini, he has also worked with Simon Shahin, Jamey Haddad, Pepe Raphael, Oscar Stagnaro, Essiet Essiet, Al-Andalus Ensemble, John Butler, Eugene Skeef, Women Of The World, Jorge Pardo, Leo Blanco, Benny Green, Sean Ghazi, Edna Vázquez, Tommy Thayer, Rufus Wainwright, Patrick Lamb, Mario Frangoulis, Dariush, Dan Gaynor, Fared Shafinuri, Mario Diaz, Bobak Salehi, and Dave Eggar, to name just a few.


He is currently working on his third studio album




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