Mark Berman

Mark Berman has written music for, played and recorded with the proverbial who's who of jazz, pop and rock, with a resume that reads like a history of modern music: Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Leslie Gore, Phoebe Snow, Wycliff Gordon, Hugh Jackman, Gladys Knight, and the list goes on, at such notable venues as The Blue Note, Birdland, The Rainbow Room, The Supper Club, Merkin Hall and Carnegie Hall. NPR's "Studio 360" show, created and hosted by Kurt Andersen, spotlighted his piano improvisation dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Berman officially entered the pop culture pantheon when he played piano on the world famous theme to "Sex and the City." He has appeared on TV with "Good Morning America," "Sex and the City" and "The Royal Pains," playing piano, of course, and has been a powerful presence on Broadway, where he has conducted orchestras for Rent, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Blood Brothers, and played lead piano/keyboards on The Life (Cy Coleman himself recruited Berman: he heard him practicing in another room, entered, listened, and demanded he be a part of the venture, but that's another story); The Boy from Oz; Hairspray; 42nd Street; Dreamgirls; Jesus Christ Superstar; Hair and Spider-Man.