Martha Baartz

Saxophonist Martha Baartz has an impressive musical history and is one of the rising female stars in the Australian Jazz scene. She has toured extensively in Europe and throughout Australia.

A co-writer and founding member with of the Baartz Freeman Sextet with Lliam Freeman, Martha Baartz has an impressive musical history and is one of the rising female stars in the Australian Jazz scene. She has studied saxophone in Australia with Tony Buchanan, Ian Chaplin and Jim Glasson and overseas in the USA with Dave Liebman, Kris Bauman and Lisa Parrott. She has toured extensively in Europe and throughout Australia.

In late November 2000 Martha performed in the Women's Jazz Festival with Fiona Burnett and Sandy Evans, a project recorded by the ABC and played regularly on Jim Mcleod's Jazztracks program. With her sextet recording southeast, she is gaining a reputation as a strong new saxophone voice in Australia and is already making a large contribution to the original jazz scene here.

Performing as Baartz Freeman Sextet

Jazz sextets are rare, so you owe it to yourself to check out the Baartz Freeman Sextet, headed by co-composers Martha Baartz (saxophone) and Lliam Freeman (guitar). It's new, it's all original and it's Australian!

Southeast

Performer: Alto Saxophone, Composer

southeast is the debut CD of the Baartz Freeman sextet and contains a diversity of jazz styles that combine numerous musical influences from West Africa to New Orleans to Cuba and New York.