BIOGRAPHY

Mark Etheredge is a contemporary smooth jazz keyboardist in Los Angeles. 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.

The One, a notable single from Etheredge's previous album Change Coming, received airplay on Smooth Jazz/AC radio stations worldwide and charted in the top 50 Radar Chart on SmoothJazz.com.

Etheredge is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammys). He is currently in the studio working on a new smooth jazz album with two-time Grammy winning producer Paul Brown.

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. 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.

REVIEWS

“There’s a big CHANGE COMING in Mark Etheredge’s life – and if the eclectic coolness of his debut album as a singer/songwriter and pianist is any indication, it’s going to involve much deserved adult contemporary stardom. In addition to playing the kind of refined soul/pop that legends like Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs and Bobby Caldwell did in their heydays, the multi-talented, Los Angeles based artist beautifully balances marvelously sly humor and colorful storytelling with heartfelt romantic expressions.” – Jonathan Widran, Smooth Jazz Global Radio

Smooth and sophisticated…His sweet tenor vocals and smooth jazzy style bring to mind Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, but if his sound hearkens back to earlier times, his message is entirely forward-looking.” – John Voorhees, Owdolatrous Press

“If Etheredge’s songwriting skills are not enough for you, Change Coming was tracked and mixed by engineer Forrest Lawrence (Joan Baez, Chris Martin). Joining him in the studio were some Bay Area masters including Tower of Power saxman Tom Politzer, Weather Girl Charlene Moore, and Two Tons of Fun’s Jeanie Tracy. To top all that, the record was mastered by none other than Grammy Award winning engineer Rainer Gembalczyk. Definitely a winning combo!” – Joshua Smotherman, Middle Tennessee Music

“Mark takes you on a little journey on which you’ll discover a type of music you didn’t yet know you had a love for.” – Siobhan Chapman, Indiemunity