A professional bass player from Montreal (Canada), Martin Letendre was born in Drummondville and started playing bass at age 13. He was very fortunate to have a great music program in high school and had private lessons from the start.
Among the years Martin had the chance to study with some of the best players in Canada, including Alain Caron, Sylvain Bolduc (Celine Dion) and Guy Boisvert. Those persons not only taught him how to become a great player, but most importantly to act like a professional.
In order to pursue his music career, Martin moved to Montreal in 2000. Since then he's doing freelance work with many artists, bands of all styles and studio work.
He had the chance to tour Europe in 2000, 2004 and 2008, playing events like the Montreux Jazz Festival and also the Vienne and Fribourg Jazz Festivals in France and Switzerland. In Canada, Martin has played the Montreal Jazz Festival, Francofolies, Montreal Drum Fest and toured the province of Quebec more than a few times.
In 2006 and 2007, Martin was also chosen as a clinician and product specialist for Ashdown bass amplifiers and MTD basses.
In February 2008, Martin was lucky enough to be profiled in Bass Player magazine (USA).
Since 2012, Martin is endorsed by SIT strings.
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