The most recent solo CD, Towns & Spaces In Between, is a 2020 SAMMY awards nominee. The newly remastered-to-tape copies are available at all of my shows, and by mail order from this website. If you'd like to order the CD by mail, please email MarkNanniMusic@gmail.com, and I'll get back to you with instructions!
The cost will be $15, including shipping & handling.
If, like some people, you no longer have a CD player and would like a digital version, please email me and we'll work it out!
Praise for Towns & Spaces In Between:
A review of T & S from Susan Coleman at cnyalive.com:
Nanni’s muscular piano style blends elements of New Orleans, ragtime, blues, jazz and classical elements. Sometimes all in the same song! His warm and accessible vocal stylings handle this wide range of material without ever feeling strained or overwrought.
All in all, this album offers the listener the pleasant experience of being at one of Nanni’s solo performances. So may I suggest you open a bottle of wine with a friend and have some conversation while listening?
“Towns & Spaces In Between” was recorded live – without any overdubs – mixed, and mastered at Moonglow Studios
With clean, crisp, clear vocals, and deft work on the piano, Mark Nanni offers us 12 songs on “Towns & Spaces In Between.” This album mixes 3 lively and lovely! originals in with 9 covers, ranging from the Grateful Dead’s Stella Blue and Brokedown Palace to the classical piece Sonatina (In G.)
A review of T & S from the late Brian Cornish at nysmusic.com:
Syracuse-based keyboard player Mark Nanni has recently released a CD titled Towns & Spaces In Between. It is a wide-ranging disc that represents the breadth of Nanni’s playbook, encompassing jazz standards, original tunes, popular songs from James Taylor, and selections from the Jerry Garcia/Grateful Dead songbook. He touches on classical, blues, and ragtime as well.
It begins with a twist on Irving Berlin’s “Russian Lullaby” that allows Nanni to showcase his technique with precision and elegance. A different take on “Bye Bye Blackbird” catches the listener’s ear before leading into a couple of original songs, “Sweet Danielle,” and “Royalty.” Perhaps the biggest surprise on the recording is the last tune, “Sonatina in G,” by Beethoven.
Nanni performing "Cold Shot" at the 2021 New York State Blues Fest at Chevy Court in the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Video by Lori Newcomb.
Nanni performing at Skaneateles Brewery on February 20, 2021.
Nanni performing at Gilded Club in Syracuse's Armory Square on February 13, 2021.
Nanni's original song,; "Changes", as found on the Towns & Spaces In Between CD, performed solo and recorded live at Moonglow Studio in Auburn, NY by Brian Francis. 2018
Nanni performing at TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone Casino and Resort on December 5, 2020. All instrumental performances on the Steinway grand range from standards to originals and holiday classics.
Nanni performing live at the very first venue in New York State to open up after the Pause for Covid-19 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Heritage Hill. The event was sold out. 100 cars for the Sunset Drive-In.