One Step Closer
Mark Sherman's background, Juilliard education, working, performance and recording experience have all contributed to a unique vision which incorporates elements of jazz, classical and rhythm and blues. Mark is an accomplished soloist (vibraphone and piano), ensemble player, composer and accompanist. 'I am striving for happiness and love through the continuous organization and exploration of sound and harmony.' Among Sherman performing experiences are stints with singers Jackie and Roy and working with Peggy Lee for six years. From Peggy Lee he learned how to 'turn a musical phrase' amd 'subtle time.' Sherman's bandmates while working with Lee included Grady Tate, Mike Renzi and Jay Leonhart. This led to gigs with Mel Torme, Liza Minelli, Ruth Brown and Maureen McGovern. He also started gaining recognization as a fine studio musician and recorded with guitarists Joe Beck and Rodney Jones and he also produced Jones' CD, The Unbroken Heart for Minor Music.