The Martin Bejerano Trio plays The Raleigh South Beach. This video is compliments of Steinway & Sons and the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation.
“Add Martin Bejerano to the expanding roster of hot young pianists that stretches from Hiromi Uehara and Eldar Djangirov to Robert Glasper and Taylor Eigsti…What a debut. The other young guns should watch out for this guy.”
-Steve Greenlee (Jazz Times)
Martin Bejerano, a native of Miami, Florida, has been active as a professional musician since the age of fifteen, when he began his performance career playing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” concerto with the Mexican-American Bi-National Symphony while still in high school. A graduate of the esteemed New World School of the Arts, he received a full scholarship to attend Florida State University,
where he studied classical piano with Leonidas Lipovetsky, and jazz piano, composition, and arranging with Bill Peterson, whom he cites as one of his most important influences. He then went on to receive a Master’s degree from the University of Miami, also under full scholarship. During this time, Martin won third place in
the nation in the prestigious 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and was chosen to attend the famed Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony.
Currently, Martin heads the jazz piano department at the University of Miami, and continues to perform internationally. He is featured on several recent recordings, including “Evolution/Revolution”, Roy Haynes’s “Roy-alty”, and will release his next album fall of 2012.