Mark Christopher Brandt

Pianist  Composer  Writer

Bio

Birth name

Mark Christopher Brandt

 

Born

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

 

Occupation(s):

 

 

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

 

Instruments

Acoustic piano, electric piano, keyboards, synthesizers

 

Years active

1977–present

 

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

 

Website

 

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