Mark Murphy Memorial

Mark Howe Murphy
March 14, 1932 – October 22, 2015
A Celebration Of Life, In Words & Music

Monday, March 14, 2016 at St Peter’s Church , New York City
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street

The Murphy family and the event producers wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the musicians and speakers for having donated their time and for blessing us with their artistry in honor of the magnificent wonder that was Mark Murphy, a giant of music and a person of rare magic who shall be remembered always.

Ari Silverstein & Jean-Pierre Leduc

Wendy Oxenhorn (Speaker)
Executive Director, The Jazz Foundation of America

Nancy Kelly “This Could Be The Start of Something Big”

Will Friedwald (Speaker)

Kate Murphy (Speaker)

Daniel Čačija “Exactly Like You”

Carol Fredette “Fotografia”

Roz Corral “What A Way To Go”

Kurt Elling “I’ll Close My Eyes”

Michael Bourne (Speaker)

The Royal Bopsters (London, Meader, Pramuk, and Ross) “Red Clay”

Francesco Pini “Nature Boy”

James Gavin (Speaker)

Sheila Jordan (Speaker)

Sheila Jordan “Ballad Of The Sad Young Men”

Annie Ross “Lush Life”

Ronny Whyte “Bohemia After Dark”

Francesca Miano (Speaker)

Mark Edmund Murphy “She Loves You”

Tessa Souter “Song For The Geese”

Giacomo Gates “Boplicity/Bebop Lives/Lord Buckley”

Jay Clayton “Beauty & The Beast”

Sheila Jordan & Kurt Elling “Where You At?”

Mark Murphy “Stolen Moments”

Musicians :

The Hanky Panky Trio:
Alex Minasian, piano;
Brandi Disterheft, bass;
Memo Acevedo, drums

Spiros Exaras (guitar)
Sean Smith (bass)
Itamar Borochov (trumpet)
Alan Broadbent (piano)

Co-Producers Ari Silverstein (
and Jean-Pierre Leduc (Lunched Management & Booking)
wish to enthusiastically thank Chuck Mancuso, Bruce Fox of Buffalo StateCollege, Andy Sechrist, Fran (Cha Cha) Miano, Marlene Weller, Fran Kaufman, Michael Bourne, Alisa Hafkin and Wendy Oxenhorn of the Jazz Foundation of America, Serena (St Peter’s Volunteers and Ushers), and Russ Danzler.

Stage Manager: Russ Danzler

Sound Engineer: Bryan Mette

Videographer: Orin Buck

Program Design, Layout and Photography: Jean-Pierre Leduc


Ari Silverstein (
Jean-Pierre Leduc (Lunched Management & Booking)

Jazz at Saint Peter’s Church

Front camera: Denny Daniel
Side camera, audio recordist and editing: Orin Buck

New York Times obit


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