Composer, Trumpeter – Film: A River Runs Through It, Crash, The Black Dahlia TV: Once Upon a Time
From his days as a pioneering icon of electronic music, to his current status as a world-renowned legendary film composer, Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific and provocative artists on the scene. His gift for creating unforgettable melodies and innovative sonic palettes have earned Isham many awards including a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Clio, in addition to multiple Grammy, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. In 2006, Isham was honored with the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. Isham’s musical signature is evident in his memorable scores for such notable films as Crash, awarded the Oscar for Best Picture in 2005 (Isham’s score was named Best Soundtrack of 2005 by Cinescape.com); Bobby (nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture); and The Black Dahlia, with its critically lauded jazz noir soundtrack (awarded Best Score for a Drama Film – 2007, and nominated for Best Score of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association). Other highlights include Eight Below, The Cooler, A River Runs Through It, Blade, Nell, Men of Honor, Secret Life of Bees, and the recent Dolphin Tale. His list of collaborators in film is a veritable who’s who of the entertainment industry – Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Chick Corea, Jodi Foster, Robert Altman, Sydney Lumet, Mick Jagger and many more. As a performing artist, Isham has added his unique, melodic, moody, sexy and cool sound to a wide variety of genres. He has graced the albums of Bruce Springsteen, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, and Van Morrison. His solo recordings have received worldwide critical acclaim including multiple Grammy nominations and a Grammy win for his eponymous release. Isham is currently working on ABC’s hit series Once Upon a Time.