International piano entertainer, Mark Farris combines his lush baritone, exquisite piano stylings, and good-natured humor to dazzle and charm audiences in cabaret lounges and theatres around the world.
Mark began playing the piano and singing at the age of five, under the tutelage and guidance of his father, an honored entertainer and teacher. His father is celebrating forty-five years of entertaining audiences around the piano at Jim’s Steakhouse in Peoria, Illinois.
Mark is the proud recipient of “Best Musician & Entertainer” from the Chicago Free Press. Mark also entertains in New York City, and has had the pleasure to play for such stars as Julie Andrews, Debbie Reynolds, and Chita Rivera.
In addition to his American following, Mark has acquired fans from around the world – principally through his Headline Cabaret shows and piano entertainment on luxury cruise ships. Mark also travels the world entertaining at parties, corporate events, and for many of the past summers at the famous Montparnasse Piano Bar on the beautiful Greek Island of Mykonos.
Mark's new album, My Romance, celebrates the Great American Songbook, Broadway, Jazz, and contemporary Cabaret. With music of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Ira and George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer and many more. Accompanied by Chicago jazz musicians Jim Cox on Bass and Jeff Thomas on Drums & Percussion.