2023 Award Winner: Mark Winkler

March 4, 2023

Singer/Songwriter Recording

Mark Winkler is a platinum award–winning singer/lyricist who has had more than 250 of his songs recorded, by such artists as Dianne Reeves, Liza Minnelli, Jane Monheit, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Rankin, and Claire Martin. His latest release, Late Bloomin’ Jazzman, was released in the spring of 2022 and reached # 7 on the JazzWeek chart and #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases—Jazz Vocals. It was also on the list of top-10 CDs of 2022 in JAZZIZ magazine He has sung at Birdland, Blue Note, and Pangea in NYC, as well as in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, and Australia. He will be releasing his new album in the fall of this year and his first book, The Songwriter’s Handbook: Power Strategies for Crafting Great Lyrics, through Rowman and Littlefield. Rex Reed wrote of him: “Mark Winkler is a musical marvel. Finally, a writer who sings, and a singer who swings.” 


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