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Mark Shane
Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 2pm

Haddonfield United Methodist Church
29 Warwick Road
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Mark Shane's playing is firmly rooted in a tradition established by such jazz piano masters as James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Earl Hines and Art Tatum. While developing his solo style, Mark Shane served an extended tenure as house pianist in New York's "Eddie Condon's" jazz club, adding a distinctive new piano voice to the Condon tradition of hot ensemble playing. Shane has played with Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Buddy Tate and many other all star alumni from the great bands of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.

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Named to the Steinway international roster of piano artists, Mark Shane has been called " of the great accompanists of his time...” by the Mississippi Rag. Shane's piano, featured on many recordings, reflects a true sense of living jazz history and continues the tradition of deep swing and lyrical melodic improvisation. Mark Shane plays Classic Jazz Piano, America's unique musical contribution to world culture.

Mark Shane has been featured on radio and television jazz special broadcasts and has appeared as a featured soloist at major jazz festivals worldwide. Shane has toured for Columbia Artists and with the Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble. Featured in the 50th anniversary Benny Goodman memorial concert in Carnegie Hall, Shane has also played jazz piano for the Twyla Tharp Dance Company as well as for the Grammy Award winning soundtrack of the film, "The Cotton Club". Other film work includes the soundtracks to "Brighton Beach Memoirs", "Biloxi Blues", "Working Girl", and other films made for television. For Carnegie Hall's 100th Anniversary celebration, Shane accompanied hosts Beverly Sills and Barbara Walters. Mark Shane has played a royal command performance of Duke Ellington's "The Queen's Suite" for HRH Princess Anne in London's Festival Hall.

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