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.”