Martin Budde is guitarist and composer/educator based in Seattle WA. Originally from Small town Alaska he has attended Idyllwild Arts Academy, New England Conservatory and has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Jazz guitar performance. 

Martin is the co-founder of Seattle/New York based contemporary Jazz group “Meridian Odyssey” who’s first release “Second Wave” was voted as one of the top 15 Seattle records of 2020 and second full length album “Earthshine” is scheduled to be released on Origin Records in March 2022. Martin’s solo record “Aperture” was selected as one of Alaska’s best releases of 2020 by the Anchorage Daily News. He is also a member of “Dylan Hayes Electric Band”. 

Martin plays professionally in the Seattle area and west coast as a sideman and with his own groups. As of 2021, he has been playing for 16 years and teaching for 7 and is passionate about performing and excited to help further others along the path of music education!