From the album The Company I Keep
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- Mark Winkler
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Mark Winkler is a platinum award winning singer/lyricist who has had over 250 of his songs recorded and/or sung by such artists as Dianne Reeves, Steve Tyrell, Jane Monheit, Jackie Ryan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lea DeLaria, Kenny Rankin and Britain’s Claire Martin. He also has charted high on the Jazz Week charts with his last 4 vocal releases. He was also included as a 2016”Rising Star” Male Jazz Vocalist in Downbeat Magazine.And Jazziz Magazine just profiled him in their Spring Issue with an article called “The Art of Cool”.
He released his new CD “The Company I Keep” in May of 2017. His revious CD “Jazz and Other Four Letter Words” got a Four Star Review in Downbeat, a five Star review in All About Jazz and Jonathan Widran of Jazziz magazine named it his #1 Cd of 2015. It also made top 20 on the Jazzweek Charts and was played on stations all over the country including WBGO in New York.
He recently had four of his lyrics featured on the new David Benoit/Jane Monheit CD “2 In Love” on Concord Records . This comes on the heels of more and more of his songs being recorded by the best singers in Jazz.
He will be having CD Release Parties in at Catalina’s in Los Angles on May 31st and in New York at Birdland on July 13th. He has sung in London, Tokyo and Australia. As part of “West Coast Cool” with Cheryl Bentyne he has performed at the Syracuse Jazz Festival and in Tuscon, Arizona, Toronto, Canada and Madison Wisconsin among many other cities.
As an educator he has been teaching lyric writing “Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriters Workshop” at UCLA extension for 11 years and at the Los Angeles School of Songwriting. He writes columns for Music Connection magazine and does interviews and reviews for LA Jazz Scene.