Lionheart Music East

Silence gives birth to beautiful music.




The East Coast Duo offers the finest in cocktail jazz and elegant dinner music.  Serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia since 2008.

Shaun Jurek: bass

Mark Christopher Brandt: piano

When listening to our sound samples please use headphones, earbuds, or external speakers for the best listening experience. Bass is not audible on most laptops.

Weddings/Private Parties


It is your day! It is your event! At the most you want two, maybe three hours of really nice cocktail jazz with a minimum amount of breaks in the music, and you don't want to go over budget to get it! That is why hiring this jazz duo is your best bet when you are looking for that special, elegant, ambiance for your wedding reception, cocktail party or fundraiser.


Our duo, comprised of piano and upright bass, is a classy, versatile, and affordable band with a proven reputation, offering timeless jazz standards since 2008.


The success of this duo, and indeed the success of your event, is directly related to the fact that these musicians are among the most experienced and energetic jazz musicians on the East Coast. Mark and Shaun are committed to quality music with a professional, courteous delivery.


We look forward to making your special event more memorable, as we have done for countless satisfied customers and audiences.  Call or email us for our rates, and see what we can do for you!


Booking: Andrea Panning


Phone: (703)825-0299


Click here to see the venues we regularly perform at all year long.




Assisted Living Facilities


The same quality music that Mark and Shaun offer for corporate functions, weddings, and private parties, is available all year long for senior centers and assisted living facilities.


Since 2008 Mark and Shaun have been committed to bringing joy to senior centers and assisted living facilities while respectfully working within the budget of the location that hires them.


If you are an activities director for a senior center or assisted living facility in the Maryland, Washington D.C., or Northern Virginia area you will want to contact this duo.


Let Mark and Shaun bring your residents a wonderful stroll down memory lane as they hear beautiful melodies from days gone by.


Scroll down through a short list of some of the facilities we regularly perform at or add your name to the list!


Booking: Andrea Panning


Phone: (703)825-0299




Arbor Terrace of Herndon 1100 Dranesville Rd Herndon VA 20170

Caton Merchant House 9201 Portner Ave Manassas VA 20110

Chambrel at Williamsburg 3800 Treyburn Drive Williamsburg VA 23185

Coppermine II 13395 Coppermine Road Herndon VA 20171

Herndon Harbor House Retirement Center 873 Grace Street, Suite 200 Herndon, VA 20170

Quarry Station 8750 Quarry Rd Manassas VA 20110

Charlestown Retirement Community 715 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville MD 21228

Brookdale Imperial Plaza 1717 Bellevue Ave Richmond VA 23227

Tall Oaks Assisted Living 12052 North Shore Drive Reston VA 20190

Spring Arbor of Richmond 9991 Ridgefield Parkway Henrico VA 23233

Spring Arbor of Salisbury 14001 Turnberry Lane Midlothian VA 23113

Spring Arbor of Williamsburg 935 Capitol Landing Road Williamsburg VA 23185

The Sylvestry 6251 Old Dominion Dr McLean VA 22101

Arleigh Burke Pavilion 1739 Kirby Road McLean VA

Brookdale Woodward Estates 14997 Health Center Dr, Bowie, MD 20716




Christmas Parties


Enjoy the jazz sounds on all of the age-old carol favorites, as Mark and Shaun provide a classy and traditional sound for your office or home holiday party.


'Tis the season to be jolly, but don't wait until the last minute to hire the group. This duo is one of most popular groups out there from Thanksgiving to New Year’s!


Merry Christmas from Mark, and Shaun!


Booking: Andrea Panning


Phone: (703)825-0299




Customer Venues:


St. Regis Hotel 923 16th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Hay Adams Hotel 800 16th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Capital Hill Club 300 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Belle Grove Plantation 336 Belle Grove Rd Middletown, VA

101 Constitution Ave 101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Sky Dome Lounge 300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA

National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC

Rappahannock Cellars 14437 Hume Rd. Huntly, VA

Arts Club of Washington 2017 I St NW, Washington, D.C.

The National Christmas Tree E St NW & 15th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Institution for Science 1530 P St NW, Washington, D.C.

The Millennium at Metropolitan Park 1330 S Fair St, Arlington, VA

(Annual Christmas Party since 2010)

The Gramercy at Metropolitan Park 550 14th Rd S, Arlington, VA

(Annual Christmas Party since 2011)

Hall of the Americas  (Organization of American States Main Building)

17th Street and Constitution Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20006




Booking: Andrea Panning


Phone: (703)825-0299

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