Remembering Mark Murphy

“God Bless the Child”

March 14, 1932 – October 22, 2015

Mark Howe Murphy was born March 14, 1932 in Syracuse, New York.

Murphy began playing piano as a child, and joined his brother’s jazz dance band as the singer when he was a teenager.

At Syracuse University, Murphy studied music and drama.

In 1954, Murphy moved to New York City, where he met producer Mitt Gabler. His career was jump-started by his first album,”Meet Mark Murphy” in 1956.

Murphy recieved 6 Grammy nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Performance.

Here is his lovely rendition of “God Bless the Child.”