Mark Aanderud

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Mark Aanderud (born 1976) is a Mexican pianist, composer, arranger, producer and conductor. [1]


Aanderud started piano studies at 8 years old at the Escuela Nacional de Musica in Mexico City. He started to perform professionally when he was 18 years old. Aanderud is known as a jazz pianist and composer, but through the years he has also performed, composed and recorded in several genres from Jazz and classical music to progressive rock and Latin music. [2] His first CD as a leader, Mark Aanderud Trio 02, was awarded best jazz album of the year 2003 by the Czech Music Awards. [3]

In recent years, Aanderud has toured with international artists including the Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Ximena Sariñana and the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group. Aanderud has also recorded additional piano parts with The Mars Volta for their 2009 release Octahedron . [4]

Aanderud is a classical composition student at the Academy of Music in Prague and tours with Mark Aanderud Trio and Mark Aanderud Ensemble. [5]

With The Mars Volta

With Stomu Takeishi, Hernán Hecht

With the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group

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