Martin Sasse has worked with almost all legends in international jazz over the course of his stage career and has long been one of the most outstanding jazz pianists in Europe. He has released ten albums under his own name and plays as a guest on countless recordings and at concerts around the world. Jazz legends shape and shape his path, including Al Foster, Jimmy Cobb, Steve Grossman and Lee Konitz. He switched from piano to Hammond B3 for Billy Cobham and Hiram Bullock and presents himself as an excellent organist.
Sasse played tours with the New York Voices, Dusko Gojkovich, Al Foster, Rick Margitza and Dick Oatts and was the pianist in Till Brönner's “Talking Jazz” series at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn. He accompanied singers such as Roberta Gambarini, Tierney Sutton, Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer) and Bobby McFerrin. His regular partners include Philip Catherine, Peter Bernstein, Dennis Mackrel, and Scott Hamilton.
The Martin Sasse Trio has existed in changing formations for almost thirty years. The first album, "Here we come" (2000), received top international reviews. Vincent Herring, Miles Davis saxophonist Steve Grossmann and guitarist Peter Bernstein can be heard on later albums. For the album "Good Times" with Charlie Mariano, the trio received the German Record Critics' Prize in 2010.
Martin Sasse has also accompanied world stars from pop and classical music, including Bobby McFerrin, Tommy Emmanuel and Chris de Burgh. He performed with Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo and played the European tour “Symphonicity” with Sting and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. With Helge Schneider, Udo Jürgens and Udo Lindenberg, some of the greatest German-speaking entertainers also belong to Sasse's play partners.
The highly acclaimed film "Blue", which premiered at the "Jazzahead" in Bremen, accompanied Sasse's appearances for over two years. in the legendary jazz club "Smalls" in New York and in the famous Annex Sound Studio in Tokyo. Martin Sasse's concert tours have taken him through Europe and the USA, to Japan and China, to Egypt and to Sudan. He teaches at the Institute for Media and Music at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf.