Mark Shane’s piano is firmly rooted in a tradition established by jazz piano masters: James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Earl Hines, Nat Cole, 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 bands.
He has toured for Columbia Artists with the Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble and was featured in the 50th Anniversary Benny Goodman Memorial Concert in Carnegie Hall. He has played on the Grammy Award winning soundtrack for the film “The Cotton Club,” as well as playing for other films, including: “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, “Working Girl”, “The Aviator” and Woody Allan’s “Café Society.” He also played piano for the HBO TV series “Boardwalk Empire“ and “The Wizard of Lies.”
Mark Shane’s piano reflects a true sense of living jazz history.