About

Martin Salemi – Pianist / Composer

Martin Salemi was born in Brussels in 1988. His parents are both artists. His father, who plays the guitar, initiated him to music at a very early age. He started learning the piano aged six and, in 2013, completed his jazz piano master’s degree with distinction at the Koninklijk Conservatorium van Brussel.

Martin is interested in all types of music and in various piano styles and, in addition to jazz piano, he has had the opportunity to experience classical as well as salsa, funk, pop and rock music.
Very early on, in addition to his instrumental work, he developed an interest for composition. He started recording albums very young – first cassettes, then CDs – which he shared with family and friends.

Martin is currently involved in two personal projects. OPMOC, who have already recorded three albums and have toured internationally several times, and the Martin Salemi Trio, who released their first album in 2017 under the Igloo Records label.

In 2018, Martin won the B-Jazz International Award with the Martin Salemi Trio.

 

picture © Roger Vantilt

Concerts

August

  • 04/08/2018 – OPMOC – El Tiempo Del Byrhh – Madrid, Spain
  • 05/08/2018 – OPMOC – LPS International Summer Fest – Madrid, Spain
  • 11/08/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – Gaume Jazz – Rossignol, Belgium
  • 17/08/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – Jazz au Broukay – Eben-Emael , Belgium
  • 19/08/2018 – Pepa Niebla Trio – The Music Village – Brussels, Belgium
  • 20/08/2018 – Piet Verbist Quartet – De Hopper – Anvers, Belgium
  • 23/08/2018 – Soili Bossa Trio – Belgium
  • 24/08/2018 – Sunset Boulevard – Chateau de Karreveld – Brussels, Belgium
  • 25/08/2018 – Sunset Boulevard – Chateau de Karreveld – Brussels, Belgium

September

  • 02/09/2018 – Soili Bossa Trio – The Music Village – Brussels, Belgium
  • 05/09/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – Auditorium Parco della Musica – Rome, Italy
  • 11/09/2018 – Tupac Amaruolla Trio + Jam Session – The Music Village – Brussels, Belgium
  • 12/09/2018 – Salemi/Koo/Foulon + Jam Session – La Laiterie – Brussels, Belgium
  • 14/09/2018 – Free Funk Boogie Backlash – La Maison Du Peuple – Brussels, Belgium
  • 16/09/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – Druivenfestival Hoeillart, Belgium
  • 22/09/2018 – Otto Kintet – Tennisclub, Belgium
  • 25/09/2018 – Oscar Georges Trio – Slovakia
  • 28/09/2018 – Marylène Corro Trio – Jazz Abrussel – Brussels, Belgium
  • 29/09/2018 – Swingobox – Bruxelles, Belgium

October

  • 04/10/2018 – Gaëtan Casteels Trio + Jam Session  – Benelux  – Brussels, Belgium
  • 05/10/2018 – Otto Kintet – Volta – Brussels, Belgium
  • 06/10/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – Mazy, Belgium
  • 11/10/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – St Vith, Belgium
  • 14/10/2018 – Otto Kintet – Belgium
  • 19/10/2018 – SupaFly – Muntpunt – Brussels, Belgium
  • 23/10/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – Belgium Embassy – Bakou, Azerbaidjan
  • 24/10/2018 – Martin Salemi Trio – Bakou Jazz Festival – Bakou, Azerbaidjan
  • 28/10/2018 – Swingobox – Atelier Marcel Hastir – Brussels, Belgium

November

  • 25/11/2018 – Marylène Corro Trio – The Music Village – Brussels, Belgium
  • 28/11/2018 – OPMOC – Marni – Brussels, Belgium

 

picture © Roger Vantilt