Mark Etheredge

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Musical artist

Mark Etheredge is a composer and keyboardist. Etheredge writes and performs a style of contemporary jazz music.

Connected

In 2015, Etheredge started on his third full length album, Connected.[1] The instrumental contemporary jazz album was produced by two-time Grammy® winner Paul Brown and features Brown on guitar as well as a feature with guitarist Chuck Loeb. In addition, the session is complemented by veteran bassist Roberto Vally, drummer Gorden Campbell, percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia, sax men Andy Suzuki and Greg Vail, along with Lee Thornburg on trumpet.[2]

Jonathan Widran, a writes for SmoothJazz.com, wrote: "On Connected, Mark Etheredge deals powerfully with his past issues of feeling disconnected from humanity. The result is a heartfelt, socially conscious collection that uses the joy of music to cut across traditional human barriers. With a deep sense of groove and a compelling mix of lighthearted and deeply emotional melodies, the multi-talented performer creates a lively, diverse and lushly soulful celebration of human connection with world class musicianship..."[1]

A music video[3] featuring the title track was produced by Rangefinder Studios in December, 2015.

The title track was released as a digital single and the album will release on February 26, 2016.

Discography

Albums

Year Album details
1990 As Dawn

  • Label: Twilight Productions
1999 Walking Into Freedom

  • Recorded with Dean Wong as Mark & Dean
  • Label: Halogen Records
2000 Man of My Dreams

  • Recorded with Dean Wong as Mark & Dean
  • Label: Halogen Records
2012 Change Coming

  • Label: Vipaka Records
2016 Connected

  • Label: Vipaka Records

Singles

Date Single details
February 2013 "Pimp You Out for Love" (Paul Goodyear's San Frandisco Mix)

February 2013 "Pimp You Out for Love" (Paul Goodyear's San Frandisco Dub Mix)

April 2013 "I Would" (Japanese)

  • Label: Vipaka Records
January 2016 "Connected (feat. Paul Brown) - Single"

  • Label: Vipaka Records

Appearances

Year Album details
1991 Blood on the Rim by Rich Norman

1991 Instrumental Christmas by Mark Russo

1995 Season's Silhouette by Mark Russo

  • Arranger, composer, drum programming, piano, synthesizer
  • Label: M&M Productions
2004 Oh, Happy Day! by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and Transcendence Gospel Choir

2005 Oh, This Life! by Red Shoe Collection

  • Hammond organ
  • Label: Red Shoe

Biography and early career

Mark Etheredge was born and raised in the Bay Area.[4] He grew up surrounded by diverse music. His mother was a school music teacher and choir director, and for much of his life, his father was a Methodist minister. Etheredge studied jazz performance at De Anza College and San Jose State University. On his musical journey he absorbed a wide spectrum of genres including jazz, pop, classical, rock, gospel, blues, R&B, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian styles.

In addition to his work as a solo artist, Etheredge has performed alongside notable artists such as Tom Politzer (Tower of Power), Danny Hull (Journey), Charlene Moore (Weather Girls), Jeanie Tracy (Two Tons of Fun), Charles Williams (Johnny Otis), Clifford Coulter (John Lee Hooker), Clare Fischer, Marsha Stevens, and more. His groups have opened for Bobby McFerrin, Sergio Mendes, Tuck and Patti, Betty Carter, Sheila Jordan, and numerous others.

Etheredge is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The GRAMMYs®). His works are published through BMI.

Etheredge released his first recording in 1990, an exclusively instrumental new-age album called As Dawn.[5]

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