Listed above are some of the next public performances coming up on the calendar
Here are some clips of recent live performances or recordings with various artists
Mark grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY, where he developed a love for music early on. With a voracious appetite for garage-sale record sales, he listened to the music of 60s and 70s: the Woodstock recordings, The Who, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder. While playing with various groups in open mic and coffee house settings throughout high school, often with the didgeridoo-centered Harmonium trio, Mark developed an eclectic musical taste and most importantly, a passion for original music. The home base of many of these early performances was the city of Peekskill, the next town over.
In 2013, Mark began his time at NYU Steinhardt, where he studied and/or performed with Peter Bernstein, Wayne Krantz, Adam Rogers, Brad Shepik, Alan Ferber, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Lenny Pickett, Lenny White, Dave Pietro, Janice Pendarvis and Justin Dello Joio. During two of his four years at NYU, Mark was a member of the New York Youth Symphony, performing at the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola as well as Ibirapuera Auditorium and Bourbon Street Jazz Club in São Paulo, Brazil. During his freshman year, he was a principle arranger for classical-fusion violinist Daisy Jopling's String Pulse Experience. Incorporating full orchestra and choir, many of the arrangements from this project were performed extensively in Europe and Asia. In 2015, Mark was the youngest member of the prestigious Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead residency led by Jason Moran at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he worked with up-and-coming jazz composers and musicians from around the world, under the vigorous guidance of faculty Eric Harland, Cyrus Chestnut, J.D. Allen, Eric Revis, Carmen Lundy and Andre Hayward. In 2016, Mark toured in Costa Rica with the M2B Quintet. As a member of the rock group High Fascination, Mark participated in Adam Duritz's (of Counting Crows) and renowned blogger Ryan Spaulding's Outlaw Roadshow, an original-music festival in 2017 and 2018 (NYC and Providence, RI). In New York, Mark has performed with various projects at venues such as The 55 Bar (often with urban/folk artist KJ Denhert), The Blue Note, Metropolitan Club, Bar Next Door, GJK Music Festival, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Morgan Library, and in Lower East Side rock venues Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Arlene's Grocery, and Berlin.
Mark currently lives in Brooklyn where he is focused on writing and performing original music with his own groups in addition to working as a sideman with several other up-and-coming artists. In the past year, he has scored two films for Trent Garlipp, and has regularly hosted a late night jam session at the 55 Bar.
Non-musical information: Mark is a nerd at heart, and greatly enjoys his time outdoors.
Please reach out for booking, recording, film scoring, private events, private lessons, or any other musical need!