Juilliard/New Jersey City University
"Winner in Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll 2007,2008, and 2009"
Mark Sherman has performed globally for the last eight years as a leader, with six tours to Europe and throughout Russia, China, Korea, The Philippines, Australia, the United States, and Canada. Sherman brings a deeply rooted post bop approach to a program of originals and standards that convincingly carry on the art form with a potent level of invigorating musicianship. His music is relentlessly energetic, hard charging, and brimming with incredible improvisations from his refined skills, and deep commitment to the art form itself. Mark has conducted master classes in over 15 different countries with the sponsorship of Yamaha Corporation, and Salyers Percussion. He is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School, and New Jersey City University. Recently selected as a Jazz Ambassador for the United States State Department, and Jazz At Lincoln Center, he toured Russia, and Asia for over 30 Master classes and performances. In addition Sherman is on over 150 CD recordings as a sideman, and has recorded 10 as a leader.