Martina Freytag, born in 1969, studied at the University for Music in Weimar, at the American Institute of Music in Vienna, as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has been on stage since 1975, leads stage engagements and guest stars as a singer, actress and moderator in the metropolis of eastern and western Europe, Iceland and the USA. She was a finalist at the Federal Singing Competition in 1993 and won the award for Outstanding Work in Jazz Education from the International Association of Jazz Educators, which was awarded to her in New Orleans in 2000, to name but a few of her awards. As a qualified educator for popular singing, she teaches at the Basel Jazz School, gives singing and choral workshops and leads several pop/jazz/ethno choirs. She also composes for the cult musical ‘The Groupies’ and the football musical ‘Goalgetter ‘Soulgetter’’, for which she is the musical director. She has published several books for popular music singers, as well as the solo a capella CD, ‘bestimmt’. In 2001, her biography was accepted into WHO’S WHO INTERNATIONAL.