Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer and producer from Fort Worth, TX. Proficient in a multitude of styles, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name.
Working in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex’s gospel and r&b scene led Lettieri to join jazz/fusion group Snarky Puppy in 2008. The band tours heavily, performing an average of 175 a shows a year the US, Europe, Asia, and most recently, South America. In January 2014, the group won the Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance,” for a reworking of Lalah Hathaway’s song, “Something.”
Aside from Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has spent time on the road with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, gospel singer/actress Tamela Mann, and American Idol: Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. He’s also performed with a myriad of other artists, including Anthony Evans, Chrisette Michele, Myron Butler, N’dambi, Fred Hammond, and even Pat Boone.