One of Chicago’s favorite duos, Anne Burnell (formerly Anne Pringle) and Mark Burnell have been performing together to national and international acclaim for the past 14 years. From Les Trois Maillets & Le St. Nicholas in Paris to Café Katz & Media Café B&W in Amsterdam, they have delighted audiences the world over with their unique jazz, pop, and a cappella stylings. A staple on the Chicago scene, they have performed at some of the Windy City’s top spots
including Davenport’s, Andy’s Jazz Club, and Park West and Drury Lane Water Tower Theatre. They have made several appearances at festivals throughout the Midwest including the Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Festival with
Andrea Marcovicci, and Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field singing the national anthem. Anne & Mark were fellows at the Cabaret Symposium and named in “Chicago’s Top Ten” for 2002 & 2003 by New York’s Cabaret Hotline. Their
acclaimed CD of duets “Little Things We Do Together” has been featured on Chicago radio stations such as WGN, WXRT, and WDCB as well as national stations such as Radio One Network. The CD featured the single “Heaven Down Here” which was co-written by comedian/actor Jim Carrey. Anne Burnell’s release, “Blues in the Night", features arrangements by Count Basie Band, veteran Bob Ojeda, Mark Burnell, and Chicago’s legendary violinist Johnny Frigo. “Blues in the Night”, which celebrates the Harold Arlen songbook, garnered airplay nationwide on numerous NPR and jazz radio stations across the country, and internationally in the Jazz & Blues Tour Radio, Amsterdam, and Canada. It also climbed to top ten status on College Music Journal charts.
An accomplished pianist/vocalist/arranger, Mark is one of Chicago’s most sought after performer. He works with a wide array of talent including Bobby McFerrin, Dave Frishberg, Connie Francis, Laurel Masse, Sharon McNight, and Howie Mandel. The Chicago Sun-Times hailed Mark’s work as “silky smooth and highly polished”, and Cabaret
Hotline praised him as “one of the most talented pianists and arrangers I’ve seen”. Most recently, Mark was a Master Instructor at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.
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