Marc Seales is a pianist specializing in post-bop compositions, based in Seattle. He has worked with Don Lanphere, Benny Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, and Art Pepper, among many, many others. His group New Stories has released three albums on Origin Arts and worked with vocalist Mark Murphy on the Grammy-nominated Song for Geese album. Seales tours relatively regularly on his own for studio sessions, as well as with New Stories for various concerts. He also leads the Marc Seales Quartet and is a member of Milo Peterson's Jazz Disciples. Seales generally takes on a style that sounds similar to Herbie Hancock's earlier work (before the funk), but there are also aspects of many other artists in his work, perhaps Bill Evans. He holds a position as the head of Jazz Studies, where he teaches both jazz history and playing instruction at the University of Washington.
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