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Martin Röttger

At the tender age of 12, the Swedish-born Martin Röttger was already sharing the stage with musicians from the New Orleans jazz scene. Today he’s one of the most sought-after cajon players in all of Europe. He was a pioneer is establishing the Peruvian percussion instrument "cajon" as a full-fledged drum substitute. Usually the cajon, which looks like a speaker, is used as a percussion instrument in Flamenco music. But when professionally played it sounds remarkably similar to a drum kit.
By now, Martin Röttger has accompanied international stars with the cajon during more than 1,000 concerts. Many famous names can be found on the list. From Lousiana Red, Chuck Berry and Toni Sheridan to Tom Shaka, Vince Weber, Steve Baker, Rainer Baumann, Abi Wallenstein, Axel Zwingernberger or Chris Jones. He has supported Robin Ford, Spencer Davis Group, Junior Wells and many more.
Today, Martin Röttger can look back on more than 12 years of practical experience and passes his knowledge on as a freelance drum teacher. He is also regularly involved in studio productions and plays at numerous live events.