An engaging jazz pianist, Mark Soskin emerged in the 1970s and gained early notice working with luminaries like Pete Escovedo and Billy Cobham. Following his Top Ten-charting debut with 1979's Rhythm Vision, he spent over a decade with saxophonist Sonny Rollins before settling in New York City. Along with teaching at Manhattan School of Music, he is an active performer, issuing a mix of highly regarded solo, trio, and quartet dates, including 2007's One Hopeful Day with saxophonist Chris Potter and 2015's Live at Smalls.
Born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, Soskin became interested in music at a young age and first started playing piano as a child. By his teens, he had discovered jazz and was listening heavily to artists like Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, and Keith Jarrett, among others. After high school, he enrolled as a ... Read Full Biography