Primary Instrument: Piano
A noted pianist and composer, Marc Seales has shared the stage with many of the great players in the last two decades. For 18 years he's been a mainstay in the bands of bop legend Don Lanphere, with whom he has toured Europe and recorded half a dozen albums, most featuring Seales' compositions. In concerts, festivals & clubs, his band mates in recent years have included Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, Larry Coryell, Bobby Hutcherson, Slide Hampton, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Clark Terry, Art Pepper and Frank Morgan. Seales is today promoting jazz awareness & molding young talent as an Associate Professor of Music and head of the jazz department at the University of Washington. Seales is listed in the 1999 edition of Ira Gitler's Encyclopedia of Jazz and he was voted Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year 1999 by Earshot Jazz.