Martin Masakowski

OneBeat 2016 Fellow


New Orleans, United States

Martin Masakowski studied jazz at the University of New Orleans before moving to The Netherlands to finish his bachelors in music at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He spent the following years touring with an Eastern European folk band, The Balcony Players. With them he explored over 20 countries in Europe, performing in clubs and festivals and also visiting Roma gypsy villages to study their music and culture. As a result of his travels and the influence of his family and his city, Martin’s musical styles span across jazz, folk, classical, electronic, experimental, Eastern European and Indian genres. Martin performs regularly at New Orleans staples such as Snug Harbor and The Spotted Cat while also developing his skills as a graphic designer, photographer and Tuvan throat singer.