Will Martina : cello

Will Martina

Will Mar­tina

An active per­former,  cel­list Will Mar­tina has devel­oped an approach to per­form­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion — incor­po­rat­ing impro­vi­sa­tion as well as more tra­di­tional ways of play­ing — which has enabled him to work across a broad range of musi­cal styles and in venues from Carnegie Hall to The Stone, and every kind of space in between. He appears reg­u­larly with The Bas­sam Saba Ensem­ble, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Cham­ber, Jason Lindner’s Breed­ing Ground, in musi­cal and the­atri­cal projects with Melvin Van Pee­bles, and is a found­ing mem­ber of the New York Ara­bic Orchestra.

Will has also recorded two albums as a leader; the first an album of com­posed and impro­vised duets and trios with the drum­mer Nasheet Waits and vocal­ist Jus­tice Dilla-X, and a trio album of orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions, ‘The Dam Lev­els’, with the pianist Jason Lind­ner and drum­mer Richie Barshay.