Percussionist Mark Sherman is at home in jazz, classical, and Broadway repertoire, and in the recording studio. Also in demand as a composer and arranger, he is a multiple DownBeat magazine Critics Poll winner whose educational approach is rooted in a post-bop approach to originals and standards that convincingly carry on the art form with a potent level of invigorating musicianship. He has performed for conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, and Herbert Von Karajan. In jazz, he has worked as a sideman and leader with Kenny Barron, Peggy Lee, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker, Larry Coryell, and many more. He has worked as a sideman for pop artists Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, and Michael McDonald. His song “Changes in My Life” became a cult hit in Asia with YouTube videos that earned more than 10 million hits. A passionate educator, he teaches not only jazz percussion, but the improvisational thinking and professional savvy that can help his students develop their own storied careers.