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Mark Eisenman / Bio

Mark Eisenman:
Professional freelance musician (piano), 
music director for CBC Radio National Broadcasts, international performing and/or recording (30 recordings as a featured soloist/accompanist) with many world renowned jazz and popular music artists, including:

Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Phil Nimmons, Rick Wilkins, Sonny Greenwich, P.J. Perry, Campbell Ryga, Phil Dwyer, Guido Basso, Peter Appleyard, Jimmy Cobb, David “Fathead” Newman, Marcus Belgrave, Billy Pierce, Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Art Farmer, Barney Kessell, Lew Tabackin, Sam Noto, Pat Labarbera, Don Menza, Big Nick Nicholas, Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley, Dave Young, Steve Wallace, Anne-Hampton Calloway, Ernestine Anderson, Carol Welsman and many more.

One of the ‘first call’ piano accompanists for all the major jazz and concert venues in Toronto and Canada for the visiting great jazz musicians and local musicians. These rooms include, Roy Thompson Hall, Glenn Gould Theatre, Ontario Science Centre Theatre, George’s Spaghetti House, George’s Bourbon St., East 85th, Lytes and The Imperial Room in the Royal York Hotel, The Bermuda Onion, The Montreal Bistro, The Top O ’The Senator, Royal York Hotel Ballroom, Underground Railroad, Canadian National Exhibition Jazz Series, Meyer’s Jazz Deli, Judy Jazz Room, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, and many others.

Jazz Educator
Currently teaching at York University Jazz Program since 1982 . Mark Also taught many years at Mohawk College (Hamilton), and many Jazz Camps. He also continues a busy private teaching schedule at his home studio.

Mark Eisenman Trio consists of Steve Wallace(b) and John Sumner(d), it's been together since 1987. In addition to being a really grooving stand alone trio with an extensive repertoire, influenced by Phineas Newborn, Red Garland, Tommy Flanagan, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones. We are especially good at the art of accompanying visiting jazz greats. This trio has been the rhythm section for artists as diverse as Ernestine Anderson as well as, Barney Kessel, Art Farmer, Lew Tabackin, Anne-Hampton Calloway, P.J. Perry and many others.
(review here-http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/453131--critics-choice

I also do interesting Instructional Clinics, like the the Yamaha Piano Series at The Barrie Jazz Fest, where I (and the trio) have done concerts featuring the music of Ellington, Bud Powell, Bill Evans, and Earl Hines.

Mark Eisenman Quintet features the same rhythm section as above with the added horns of John Macleod and Pat Labarbera. I'm sure I don't need to tell you about them. Most of the material are original compositions by me.

The Mark Eisenman/Chase Sanborn Duo. Both players are engaging performers and clinicians that have a real simpatico with each other musically, and with audiences. (CD Included)

I have also recorded with Jimmy Cobb (yes, from Kind of Blue) , The CD is called Sweet and Lovely and have played a week long TRIO gig with Mr. Cobb.

General Info

Band Members
Mark Eisenman, Steve Wallace, John Sumner, Pat Labarbera, John Macleod
Artist Name
Mark Eisenman
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Jazz / be-bop / contemporary

Contact Info

Toronto, ON, CA