BIOGRAPHY

"Resonance": The New Single From Contemporary Jazz Keyboardist Mark Etheredge

Following on the success of his 10-track album, CONNECTED, keyboardist and composer Mark Etheredge returns with a new single offering in RESONANCE.

“Resonance” will be released worldwide on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The single is Going For Adds starting September 30 with servicing to radio by Gorov Music Marketing.

Etheredge teamed up again with Two-time Grammy® Winning producer and guitarist Paul Brown along with bassist Roberto Vally, drummer Gorden Campbell and percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia. The contemporary instrumental jazz track, written by Etheredge, was recorded at Carmen Grillo’s Big Surprise Music in Los Angeles, mixed by Paul Brown, and mastered by Rainer Gembalczyk of Sienna Digital.

Etheredge’s first radio single “Connected" took the No. 1 spot on RadioWave chart and No. 6 on the Billboard singles tally. The track ranked No. 31 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz 2016 Year End Chart and ranked No. 2 on the Groove Jazz Music Top 100 for 2016. On January 3, 2017 the second radio single "Roger That" debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Most Added Smooth Jazz Songs Chart.

In physics, resonance is a phenomenon in which a vibrating system or external force drives another system to oscillate with greater amplitude at specific frequencies. (Source: Wikipedia) “I think as humans, we all have opportunities to resonate with each other--to be in tune and find peace with each other – if we want it enough,” says Etheredge. “Resonance flirts with that possibility.”

“You will instantly fall for keyboardist Mark Etheredge…With an approach that’s so hypnotically appealing, Etheredge brings that contemporary jazzy, bluesy, sassy, sauntering jazz along with some great big band horn stylings.” – The Smooth Jazz Ride

“As easy as the music flows, Etheredge’s playing is far from simpering or simplistic. He knows how to play the deeper grooves.” - AXS

“A real winner for smooth jazz fans that were sorry when radio programmers turned the sound into wallpaper, this cat knows his stuff and ain’t afraid to strut it.” – Midwest Record 

“Music that celebrates the optimism that comes with positive human connection.” – Soul and Jazz and Funk

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 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.