Marc Seales is an American jazz pianist associated with post-bop. As a Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Washington in Seattle, Seales has worked with Benny Carter, Howard Roberts, Bobby Hutcherson and Art Pepper. His groups include New Stories and the Marc Seales Quartet. Seales won the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Best Instrumentalist in 1999. His song ‘Highway Blues’, was included by default in Windows XP, along with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, where it gained much fame.