Mark Bai

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Mark Bai at the Steinway Room

Mark Bai (白天), Shanghai Jazz Artist

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“Really nice music…! His writing is thoughtful and full of surprises, as is his playing…” - Bob Mintzer

Twenty-seven year old pianist, Mark Bai, is making a compelling impression about China’s exploding contemporary jazz scene. His playing and writing exhibits maturity, sophistication, and subtlety, all which invoke an authentic feeling of artistry derivative from such forwarding thinking jazz musicians as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner, and Kurt Rosenwinkle.

The son of a renowned opera singer, Mark Bai began studying classical piano at age of six. He continued studies at the Nanjing Arts Institute where he majored in classical composition. He moved to Shanghai in 2005, and was soon collaborating with both local and foreign musicians. He currently leads a quintet featuring the international talents of saxophonist, Alec Haavik, Toby Mak on trumpet, Michael Brownell on bass and Charles Foldesh on drums.

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