Markus Hartmann, Bass

The Son of an Ulmer Music family, Markus, found his way to the Bass after playing Trumpet and Piano as a child. After studying at the Music Academy in Cologne he was snapped up for live performances by artists such as Andy Borg, Bläck Fööss, Heino, Ireen Sheer, Ingrid Peters, Jack White, Jörg Knör, Jürgen Drews, Landesjugend Jazz Orchester NRW, Marshall und Alexander, Michael Morgan, Michelle, Rosanna Rocci, Stevie Woods und Toni Polster (the football player). From 1998 to 2002 he was a permanent member of the Bundeswehr Big Band.

In addition to working with Still Collins Markus is a free-lance arranger, copyist and producer. He offers individual tailor made bass tracks under basstracks.de. On this site there are many examples of his fine work in varying styles. At mh-music.de Markus has a blog post about his musical life.