Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson Music
Music Composer and Music Supervisor

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
May 2016
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About Mark

I am a bassist and composer for documentary and feature film. As a bassist and musical director, I have performed worldwide with chart topping vocalists for heads of state, music and film industry icons, including:

President Obama’s Inaugural Ball
Danny Glover/Harlem Arts
Cassandra Wilson*
Gerald Albright
Cheb Tati/Cheb Khaled
Clark Terry
Cirque du Soleil
Jason Robert Brown
Joan Baez
Ornette Coleman
James “Blood” Ulmer**
Nick Cave
The BET Awards
The Rachel Ray Show
Emeril Live Band w/Doc Gibbs
Mary Black
Lizz Wright
Gloria Gaynor
Ben E. King
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Lyle Lovett

As a session bassist and composer, I have worked with guitarist Vernon Reid to contribute music to the following motion picture/documentary soundtracks:

“What We Fish For” (Mark Peterson, chief composer)
“Mr. 3000” starring comedian Bernie Mac
“As Goes Janesville”
“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners+”
“Through the Lens Darkly”

Education: St. Louis University - B.A. Psychology, minors in French and music performance.

Classical bass/pedagogical studies - Student of Henry Loew, Principal Bassist of the St. Louis Symphony
Student of jazz bassist Stanley Clark.
Student of film composer Clare Fischer

I currently reside in Los Angeles and New York. I a member of the NJ Film Commission, NJPAC, Sponsor member of the Montclair Film Society, The Society of Composers and Lyricists and the Musicians Union Local 802.

*“New Moon Daughter,” Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal; "Belly of the Sun,” Grammy
**”Memphis Blood - The Sun Sessions,” Grammy nomination for Best Blues Performance.
+NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Documentary - Theatrical

Unique traits: Mark Peterson is a world class session bassist, arranger and composer of music for film and television. He has worked with guitarist Vernon Reid (guitarist/Grammy Winner, LIVING COLOUR) on CNN’s THE UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA AND TOTALLY BIASED (Director Chris Rock, starring W. Kamau Bell), MR. 3000 (Director Charlies Stone III, Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett), FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS (Director Shola Lynch, starring Angela Davis), THROUGH THE LENS DARKLY. He recently scored the acclaimed eco-documentary WHAT WE FISH FOR (NAVY FILMS). For more information, please contact me at: or go to


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