MARK ETHEREDGE is a keyboardist and composer. He has just wrapped up CONNECTED - a new contemporary jazz album produced by two-time Grammy winner Paul Brown. The album features ten instrumental originals composed by Etheredge including two in collaboration with Paul Brown and Chuck Loeb. In addition to drummer Gorden Campbell, bassist Roberto Vally and percussionist Richie Garcia, keyboardist Etheredge is joined by trumpeter Lee Thornburg and saxists Greg Vail and Andy Suzuki. The project was recorded at Big Surprise Music in Los Angeles.

CONNECTED will be released worldwide in February 2016. The first single will be going for radio adds January 11 and a full-court press campaign is underway. Album release shows are being planned for Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area with dates to be announced soon.

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.

Etheredge is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The GRAMMYs®). 

Etheredge 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 attended De Anza College and San Jose State University. On his musical journey he absorbed a wide spectrum of genres including classical, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, blues, R&B, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian styles.