Martin Klee

Author and composer

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• Year: 1986
• Instrument: Drums
• For HAGE Musikverlag: Author and composer
• Activity: Live and studio drummer, teacher
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Martin was born in the mid 80s in Germany, Bavaria. After a long and extensive preparation for Mama's home cooking pots, he got his first private lessons on drums at the age of five. From 1992 to 2006 the jazz legend Max Kinker took him into his care.

After countless further education & lessons with international top drummers like Fabian Füss (Emil Bulls), Dom Famularo, David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Ray Luzier (Korn), Benny Greb, Thomas Lang, Todd Sucherman, Wolfgang Haffner, Marco Minnemann, Zoro, Dave Weckl, Pete Lockett, Johnny Rabb, Steve Smith, Russ Miller, Jojo Mayer, Ralf Gustke... he began his studies, with a scholarship, at the then Pop Academy Munich in the main subject drums and the additional courses live & studio sound engineering and technical sound engineer, which he completed in 2009 with distinction.

Even before and during his studies Martin worked as a live and studio drummer and had teaching assignments at various private and municipal music schools. Today he has travelled almost all continents with his drums, is part of countless national and international productions and is at home on all stages of the world, large and small.

Performances, sessions and productions at home and abroad:
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, France, Spain, England, Holland, Portugal, China, USA, Australia

Performed & Recorded with:
Nick Woodland, Alex Klier, Florian Opahle (Jethro Tull), Mario Schönhofer (Meri Voskanian, Climate), Catrin von Spannenberg, Werner Groisz, Phil Maturano, Manni von Bohr (Randy Hansen Band), Max Kinker (Hugo Strasser, Max Greger), Kathie Kleff, Jörg Dellacher, Hermann Weindorf, Kurt Kress, Jana Wall (Our Star for Oslo), Natalie Storm, Nneka, Katja Petri (Our Star for Baku), Sebastian Lind, and others.

Teaching Activities:
Since 2002 he has been working as a drum teacher and lecturer at various private and municipal drum schools. At the moment teacher at the music school Füssen and at his own drum school TRICKSTIX. Workshops on drum sound, show, playing technique and groove.

Endorser for:
Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Audix Microphones, Reebok