Pedro Martins, Brazilian musical prodigy, and winner of The 2015 Montreux Guitar Competition is well known for his collaborations with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Yaron Herman, David Binney, Jacob Collier, and Genevieve Artadi (Knower), as well as Brazilian jazz greats Hamilton de Holanda, Gabriel Grossi, Léo Gandelman and Daniel Santiago.
Pedro has released his second album “VOX”, on February 8th, 2019. The thirteen jazz-inflected Brazilian rock songs on “VOX” result from a two year long recording and production process between Martins and legendary jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, so It’s appropriate that the album has been released on the former’s independent label Heartcore Records. VOX also features powerhouse performances by Brad Mehldau and Chris Potter, adding by their presence an indication of the depth of Pedro’s musical vision.
Though this is Pedro Martins’ first album for Heartcore as a leader, it is not the first time he has appeared in the Heartcore discography; Martins is a featured member of Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi Band and can be heard playing guitar, keyboards, and singing on the 2017 Heartcore Records release “Caipi”. Martins has been touring the world with Rosenwinkel’s band, in addition to the pursuit of his own diverse and creative musical projects.
2015 Socar Guitar Competition - Montreaux Jazz Festival
“Pedro Martins presents an exciting trip which elegantly fuses Pop
sensibilities with South American elements, all the while undergoing
an undoubtedly jazzy treatment.” – All About Jazz