Mark Christopher Brandt is an American-born composer and improvising pianist. His music employs impressionistic harmonies, romantic lyricism, and the rhythmic complexity of modern jazz, while featuring eclectic improvisations that find fertile ground in his melodious compositions.
Although Mark's playing displays his own unique approach towards improvisation and composition, a broad range of musical influences from Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Chopin, Beethoven, and Bach pour forth through him at any given time. He is known in the District of Columbia as a creative and empowering force for musicians, young and old alike.
"We are given one life and it goes by quickly," reflects Mark. "I thank God that each new day, I am still doing the same job I was doing when I was 15 years old. I do what I love, and I love what I do. I pray that more people my age, along with those who are just starting out on their path, will find joy in their created being, that their lives will offer value, dignity, and hope, not only for themselves, but for those who find our footprints after we have gone."
To learn more about this eclectic composer and improvising pianist visit any or all of the following locations.
No Explanations Band Website
Eclectic, Folk, Funk, Fusion, Jazz Group
Mark Brandt Trio Website
Mark Christopher Brandt Website
Solo Works, Piano Improvisations and Group Projects