Marc Seales

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Marc Seales is an American jazz pianist associated with post-bop.

As a Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Washington in Seattle, Seales has worked with Benny Carter, Howard Roberts, Bobby Hutcherson and Art Pepper. His groups include New Stories and the Marc Seales Quartet. Seales won the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Best Instrumentalist in 1999.

His song 'Highway Blues', was included by default in Windows XP, along with Beethoven's 9th Symphony (on Service Pack 2 installations and newer, replacing David Byrne's 'Like Humans Do'), where it gained much fame.


With New Stories[edit]

  • Circled by Hounds (1995, self-released)
  • Remember Why (1997, Origin Records)
  • Speakin' Out (1999, Origin Records)
  • Hope Is In the Air: The Music of Elmo Hope (2004, Origin Records)


  • A Time, a Place, a Journey live CD (2004, Origin Records)
  • American Songs: Volume 1;; (2010, self-released)

Marc Seales Band[edit]

  • The Paris Suite (2008, self-released)

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