Mark Chaney


“Have drums, will travel” reads the card of this versatile percussionist. Mark has accompanied a diverse group of artists, including Bobby McFerrin, Mose Allison, Elvin Bishop, Herb Ellis, Laurel Masse, Von Freeman, and Joe Henderson. In 2021, Mark was the main speaking actor, and drummer, for a Peak Performance Heart Health commercial. As a bandleader, he has enjoyed two European tours, including a spot at the Montreux Jazz Festival. As a composer, recent compositions include an original score for the successful PBS documentary “Salt Lake – Once Upon A Time”, and further contributions to the series, “Utah in the Fifties”.

In 2002, Mark performed extensively during the Winter Olympics, and has been featured in the Utah Arts Festival, and the Park City International Jazz Festival, backing up French guitarist Serge Kreif. Mark is also an instructor that has taught school band, orchestra, and choir for seven years.  He is now into his fourth decade of teaching private students to play drums, piano and to sing. Mark is always ready to perform and travels extensively from his home base “Blue Sky Studios”.

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