"Connected" features 10 original instrumental contemporary jazz compositions featuring Etheredge on keyboards with some of LA's finest musicians. The project was produced by multi-Grammy® award winner and guitarist Paul Brown.
The single/title track has ranked in the top 10 of Billboard Smooth Jazz, Radio Wave and Groove Jazz Music charts.
“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
“Mark Etheredge has thrown down with Connected his musical gauntlet in the competition of the best smooth jazz piano player.” – Smooth Jazz Daily
“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
“This is a CD destined to be one of the best of 2016.” – Smooth Jazz Therapy