Martin Weiss was born in 1961 in Berlin. He comes from a large traditional musical family, known to most as a "Gypsy" or "Sinti" family. His grandfather taught him everything about music that was passed down from generation to generation. His grandfather gave him the timeless advice to always play with honesty, integrity, and realness. This "essence of music" gave Martin a solid musical ground that helped him develop his own style through his young years as a musician.
Over the years, Martin has performed with musicians such as: Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessell, Milt Hinton, Ray Brown, Bireli Lagrene, Babik Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Phillip Catherine, Joe Pass, Ravi Shankar, and many others.