Tuesday, January 10

Band Of The Month - Mark Zamcheck



First out this year we have Mark Zamcheck - a talented pianist with more than 40,000 Jango fans & 140,000 organic spins and counting. He primarily produces instrumental music and has recently released two new singles and a video (check it out below). Here is his story!

Describe Mark Zamcheck's sound in one sentence?
A Jango fan called me "Alternative Jazz" - I'll go with that.

When did you start doing music as Mark Zamcheck and where?
I don’t remember ever not playing piano. We had a pretty noisy household – I had to chime in. I’ve been in touring bands since high school. My whole family got in on the act. To this day we’re always singing and playing instruments - now my own family and kids are adding to the din! Some of the bands I’ve been in along the way are: Mother Zamcheck's Bacon Band, Zamcheck, The Make, John Cate Band, and of course Mark Zamcheck.

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why? Living or dead.
1) The first is easy - my older brother Norman, of “Stormin' Norman and Suzy” and “The Real Stormin' Norman”. I grew up under our Mason and Hamlin grand piano as he played and composed. GREAT ear training!
2) Igor Stravinski - the piano transcription of Petrushka rearranged my genetics.
3) Jimi Hendrix. What more can be said?

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music?
Jango has enabled me to connect with people around the world! Jango fans are amazing! I look forward to reading their comments and looking at their art. It gives me a real connection to them and inspires me creatively. Some of their comments have actually brought me to tears. I have recently started working with a terrific media outfit out of Austin, Texas, The Lipschtick Collective. They are developing my internet presence - doing everything from making videos to websites to advising me on social media. Ask me the same question in six months!

What do you like most about Jango airplay?
I like it that I can upload my music and within hours it is being heard all over the world. The ability to target my music, by linking it to the audience of other artists, is brilliant and unique to Jango.

Is there any recent project you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
I’m excited about the two new tracks I’ve just released, Atone Moment and Perfect. The initial response on Jango has been terrific, I can’t wait to hear from more listeners.

You can see the video for Atone Moment here:

More new tracks to come over the next few months.

Are you playing live and do you have any shows coming up soon?
I've exclusively played private concerts and events, with the exception of last New Year’s Day, at the
Felicja Blumental Concert Center in Tel Aviv.

I am now looking for and booking dates for the upcoming Summer and Fall. When traveling for shows, I like to bring in a few musicians from the region who really love improvisation.

A tuned, acoustic grand piano is essential!

If you are interested in booking a performance, please
contact me directly at:
markzammusic@hotmail.com

7 comments:

Mark PInkus said...

HI Mark. There's a lot of poetry in this music and video. It "dances" from one place to the next. I really like the trees and their movements with the music. all the very best to you with all your projects. musically, Mark Pinkus

steve Mccroskey said...

It's so great to hear and read about new music that is appreciated by a large portion of Jango followers and that is classically themed. This blog made my day!

Anonymous said...

zam check...jam...check...

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS,

SO NOW YOU GOT SOME PLUG-INS YOU CAN HELP US HELP THEM!


CARRY ON DEAR HEARTS!

NANCY LEE KELLY PRODUCTIONS

TO SUPPORT HERE IS MY SONG!

"A MOTHER'S BABY IS A MOTHER'S STAR" NANCY LEE KELLY/PIANIST FRED DEAN

MrGoldfanger/Youtube said...

http://www.jango.com/bands/178304/airplay_relations#
Just wondering if you like my music I love your poetry

Kenneth Steiner said...

Would you mind checking out my blog & maybe my music & give me your opinion? You're AWESOME on the piano,that track is so beautiful & I would really appreciate &respect your opinion on what I'm working towards. http://freshhiphopisnotdead.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/kdiggyjax

Thank you,
Ken S.

P.S. Is that you on every instrument recorded in layers or do you have a band playing on track with you or what?

Shirley Marie Bradby aka MiraBai Devi Dasi (JALEBI Music) said...

Namaste! Congratulations! Your music has a very universal message and appeal! Keep up the great work! Kudos to you and your music!♥♫•☆