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This is a Bio and information about the legendary Jazz Piano Ragtime musician Mark Birnbaum. With his flamboyant clothing, sparkles on his face a… Read More
This is a Bio and information about the legendary Jazz Piano Ragtime musician Mark Birnbaum. With his flamboyant clothing, sparkles on his face as well as the colorful strands in his hair, Dr. Mark Birnbaum stands out in any crowded NYC street. With his famous Jelly Roll style and top hat & custom made ornamental cane, this is one Jazz player who refuses to go unnoticed! Read Less
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If you love Jazz music, rag time music and the NYC nightlife then chances are you have heard about one of the greatest blues piano players named Mark Birnbaum. Known for his eccentric and flamboyant dress attire and outfits, Mark Birnbaum stands out among the crowds in New York City as he walks the East Side of Manhattan.
 
 
 
Ragtime Jazz piano player Mark Birnbaum posing on the NYC subway for his album cover shot.
You can take a listen to my CD "Ragtime Trip-Hop" here at 8tracks. This was a quick sampling put together as a way to get the album out so excuse the unclear tracks. Thanks. http://8tracks.com/mark-birnbaum-370/mark-birnbaum-ragtime-trip-hop
Ragtime piano music inspired the New York Pianist Mark Birnbaum to create one of his latest albums called Ragtime Trip-Hop. The "Ragtime Trip-Hop" can be called a musical concoction of sorts that ended up being blended into what has been called a funky, Brian Eno-influenced Trip by many who listened to it. Neneh Cherry-style and Blues along with some hypnotic vocals add to the original mix. What can we say about Ragtime? It equals 1890's in the USA with some Jelly Morton twists by a man, a legend in the making with a blend that ends up like the 1990's in the UK. This far out Trip-Hip that Mark Birnbaum takes us to  blends Blues piano music with a zesty jelly roll style.
You have to get and listen to Ragtime so you can appreciate what a genuis Mark Birnbaum is once he begins to let loose. This album fire crackles  and is kick-ass hot! Some can label this Trip-Hop as downtempo. 
This is Mr. Mark Birnbaum playing the piano while he appeared on the  "Joe Frankiln" talk show alongside Lou Albano. 
Mark has performed in many places all around NYC clubs and lounges as well as NYC hot spots.
One thing about the nightlife, living in NYC or playing in clubs is the fact that most people when they hear the name Mark Birnbaum, they automatically tend to connect it with the other Marc Birnbaum known for being the main force behind hot clubs in NYC or bars in Manhattan. However, that's not that Mark Birnbaum. This is the great Ragtime musician, the piano player, with his jazz songs; not the club owner.