Mark Peterson is a world class bassist with over 20 years of experience as a session/touring bassist and musical director for a who's who of contemporary jazz, world, blues and pop artists. In 2005, he founded MPM Entertainment and MPM Global, to provide his clients, an A-list of entrepreneurs, governmental offices and Fortune 500 companies, with a finely crafted, individualized entertainment experience.  

Additional projects include film scoring contributions with Grammy Award winning guitarist Vernon Reid, projects for HBO, Touchstone Pictures, The Dimension Films and Spyglass Entertainment.


Shakira, Cirque du Soleil (Conductor/Bassist), Jason Robert Brown, Tom Scott, Gloria Gaynor, Joan Baez, Cassandra Wilson++, Vernon Reid, Maxime Leforrestier, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Imelda Staunton, Lauren Kennedy, Melissa Errico, Blood, Sweat & Tears, David Bromberg, Shelby Lynne, Cheb Tati, The Dubliners, Mary Black, Mavis Staples and The Staples Singers, Liz Wright, Hezekiah Walker, Janet Jackson, Clark Terry, James Blood Ulmer+++, Nick Cave, Tom Goia, Ornette Coleman, Oliver Lake, Dennis Edwards and Lou Meyers.

++“New Moon Daughter," 1996 Grammy Award, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Cassandra Wilson
“Belly of the Sun," 2002 Gramm Nomination, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, by Cassandra Wilson

+++“Sun Sessions," 2001 Grammy Nomination, Best Blues CD, by James “Blood" Ulmer


"Free Angela - And All Political Prisoners." (Director Shola Lynch, NAACP Image Award; Sundance Film Festival Award, Cannes Film Festival, Best Documentary)

"As Goes Janesville." (Directors Brian Glazer and Brad Lichtenstein, nominated for Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary)

"Through the Lens Darkly" (Director Thomas A. Harris, Sundance Film Festival Best Documentary)

"Politically Biased," FX Television, Producer Chris Rock, hosted by W. Kamau Bell;

"Mr. 3000," starring Bernie Mac and Angela Winbush.