Martin is part of the saxophone 5tet Sidechains. The group has performed and recorded works of Jacob Ridderberg, Maria Dybbroe and Sven Meinild.
Leap is a work for Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Girls in Airports and violinist Nils Grøndahl recorded and released in 2020. Martin was the main composer, arranger and conductor in the project. The album was on New York City Jazz Gazzettes list of best bigband releases that year.
From time to time Martin Stender performs in his own name, either as a soloist or with a group formed for the occassion. In the video above he is with Rasmus Kjær, Rune Kielsgaard, Jeppe Skovbakke and Otis Sandsjö.