Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Freytag, Martina, singer, composer, arranger, author; Her father Wolfgang Freytag (b. 1941) is musician. Her mother Ingrid Freytag (1942-1996) was a musician. Her sister Ingeborg Freytag (b. 1965) is a musician.
She is an Associate Professor at Jazzschool in Basel, Switzerland and former Head of the Voice Department at Jazz & Rock Schule in Freiburg, where she built her private voice studio, "Stimmig." She studied at Hochschule fur Musik in Weimar, Germany; the American Institute of Music in Vienna, Austria; and Berklee College of Music in Boston, United States. Her many awards and scholarships include two German Endowment Grants, a Fulbright Scholarship, and a Berklee Scholarship. A jazz singer, clinician, and composer (including two staged musicals), she has written articles about singing and choir work and jazz vocal education books.
In December 1975, she had her first performance on stage. From 1976-1986, she did 120 performances per year with "Familie Freytag" including radio and TV productions. From 1986-1992, she played with various jazz ensembles including radio and TV productions. In 1993, singing solo a cappella, she was a prize winner at the National Jazz Festival Leipzig. In 1998, she was composer and musical director of musical production "The Groupies" (libretto: Gilles Mebes). In 2000, she was composer and musical director of musical production "Goalgetter' Soulgetter" (libretto: Gilles Mebes). In 2000, she sang solo a cappella at the IAJE convention in New Orleans. In 2001, she was listed at Who's Who International.
Her husband is Steffen Weber-Freytag (b. 1968), a musician. They've been married since 1998.
Articles about Martina Freytag:
german magazine "Wir Frauen" 10/2000
german jazz magazine "Jazzpodium" 03/2003
Works by Freytag:
Vocal & Jazz Improvisation (Kurt Maas Musikverlag / Munich), 1993
Vocal & Jazz Improvisation (Jazz Educators Journal / Kansas) issue March 2002
Vocal Training (AMA Verlag / Bruhl), 1998
Wenn ich ein Voglein War-German Traditionals in Jazz Choir Arrangements (Gustav Bosse Verlag / Kassel), 2000
Like the First Morning-International Traditionals in Jazz Choir Arrangements (Gustav Bosse Verlag / Kassel), 2001
La donna e mobile-Classical Pieces in Jazz Choir Arrangements (Gustav Bosse Verlag / Kassel), 2002
Top of Pop (Musikverlag Bosworth, Cologne), 2001
Remember Me, Through The Sea, Longin For My LOve, Summertime, all arr. for mixed choir (UNC Jazz Press / Greeley, Colorado), 2002
Singnatur (Cantus Mundi AG / Stuttgart), 2003
Singe Pop und Jazz (Henschel Verlag / Berlin), 2003