Rebecca Martin knows that music serves people in many ways. She knows that in the beginning, a bard – or “scop” in old Anglo-Saxon, which means “shaper” - went from village to village bringing the news of the day in song. That singer shaped the world for those awaiting news of war, politics, food and of loved ones.
Over the past 25 years, Rebecca Martin has become a nationally known, critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, educator and community organizer.
In 1998, Martin started her solo career, producing six critically acclaimed solo recordings since then: all appearing as critic picks or landed in the ‘top 10 recordings’ of the year lists by publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
Telerama, and many others.
Her collaborative projects include “On Broadway Volume 4 or the Paradox of Continuity” with the legendary Paul Motian (Bill Evans), where she was the first singer in history to make a recording with the drummer; the singers and songwriters Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens with their trio project “Tillery;” as well as a 2017 release with the Argentinian composer Guillermo Klein called “The Upstate Project.”
Martin continues to write, record, teach and perform all over the world.