Mark Burnell - Pianist/Vocalist
Mark Burnell - Pianist/Vocalist Mark trained vocalists for 10 years at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his MFA. He’s worked with Dave Frishberg, Connie Francis, Howie Mandel, Laura San Giocomo, Richie Cole, Rob Marshall, Blair Underwood, and Seth Myers. Mark’s overseas tours have taken him to Bern, Zurich, Paris, Rieburg, Geneva, Panama, and Amsterdam. The Chicago Sun-Times hailed his work as “silky smooth and highly polished”, and Cabaret Hotline praised him as “one of the most talented pianists and arrangers I’ve seen”. In 2009 and 2010 Mark was a Master Instructor at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, and he’s taught at Northwestern and Roosevelt Universities. Locally he can be heard at the Tortoise Supper Club, Davenport’s, Le Piano, and the Signature Room. Mark and his wife Anne were named in “Chicago’s Top Ten” for 2002 & 2003 by New York’s Cabaret Hotline. From Paris, Amsterdam to New York, they have delighted audiences the world over with their unique jazz/pop and a cappella stylings. They have performed at some of the Windy City’s top spots including Davenport’s, Skokie Theater, Park West, and Drury Lane Water Tower Theatre. Anne and Mark sang the national anthem for the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Chicago Fire, Arlington Park, and Special Olympics. Their recordings, “Little Things We Do Together”, “Blues In The Night”, and “Summer Days & Dreamy Nights”, have been featured on Chicago radio stations WGN, WXRT, WDCB and nationally on Radio One Network.