Mark Winkler is a platinum award winning singer/lyricist who has had over 200 of his songs recorded and/or sung by such artists as Dianne Reeves, Randy Crawford, Liza Minnelli, Bob Dorough, Jackie Ryan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lea Di Lauria and Britain’s Claire Martin. He also has charted high on the Jazz Week charts with his last 5 vocal releases. In both 2014 and 2015, Downbeat Magazine named Mark as ”Rising Star” Male Jazz Vocalist.
Barbara has produced five critically acclaimed CDs for Mark.
The Company I Keep
West Coast Cool (with Cheryl Bentyne)
Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troupe
Till I Get It Right
Easy The Hard Way
Jazz and Other Four Letter Words
“A proud addition to the hip tradition pioneered by Frish, Blossom Dearie and others, adult, up market jazz knows it has a cool practitioner keeping it miles away from the respirator. Hot stuff.”
Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher Midwest Record
West Coast Cool
“Sharper than a shark skin suit lapel, and swinging harder than a hammer thrower, singers Cheryl (Manhattan Transfer) Bentyne and Mark Winkler deliver a red hot tribute to West Coast Cool.”
George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly