Mark Christopher Brandt

Pianist  Composer  Writer


Birth name

Mark Christopher Brandt



February 2, 1961 (age 57)

San Diego, California, U.S.


Genres of Interest, Study and Performance:



Musician’s Health:  Techniques of practice, breathing, muscle memory, solving issues of stress and pain, musician’s diet, beating drug and alcohol addiction, the psychology of making music, the psychology of practice, the spirituality of making music, the spirituality of practice


World Music:  Irish (traditional, dance and modern), Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Brazilian, Bulgarian


Rock: pop, country, jazz-rock, R&B, folk, blues


Jazz: Rag-time, stride, swing, be-bop, post-bop, modern, fusion, funk, blues, standards, Gershwin


Classical:  Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin


Sacred Music:  Chant, Polyphony, Praise and Worship, Contemporary orchestral and choir music for use in Catholic liturgies





Musician, composer, improvisor, recording artist, bandleader, producer, arranger, clinician, jazz pianist, motivational speaker, music educator, writer, independent label owner, booking agent, entrepreneur, lifeguard, construction, landscaping, bar-back, armed security guard, warehouse forklift operator, cocktail pianist



Acoustic piano, electric piano, keyboards, synthesizers


Years active



Works produced as a leader

1994–present: 13 CD’s, 3 DVD’s, 2 Music Method Books,

2 Spiritual Books


Personal statistics:

Catholic, married 28 years, four children, four grandchildren




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