My First Time at the (57th) Grammy Awards 

I had the privilege of attending the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8th. My first time--I’m no longer a Grammys virgin!

During the week prior, I attended a few shows and parties...

With Scott Healy. Photo by Alex Otey.

  Wednesday night I checked out Scott Healy Ensemble at Typhoon Jazz Club in Santa Monica, featuring vocalist Ruby Friedman. You know Scott as the keyboardist on the Conan O’Brien show on television. Amazing, intense and playful. Scott’s tune Koko on the Boulevard, was nominated for… Read more


Mark Etheredge is a keyboardist and vocalist who writes and performs his own brand of adult contemporary pop/smooth jazz music. 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), Dr. 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.

Mark Etheredge grew up surrounded by diverse music. His mom played Mozart and Chopin while his brothers played The Beatles, Doobie Brothers and Bob Dylan. His mother was a school music teacher and choir director. He grew up singing in school and church choirs, but explored piano on his own terms. “My mom tried to get me take lessons, but I refused. I liked improvising and I just taught myself,” he says. Etheredge attended De Anza College and San Jose State University. On his music journey he absorbed a wide spectrum of genres including classical, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian. 

Etheredge resides in Los Angeles and is a member of NARAS (The Grammys). He is currently working on his next album project.