I had a brilliant night at the Purcell Room as part of the London Jazz Festival 2014 exploring some of the great British Jazz composers. Hepled by some great arrangements by Jason Yarde, Liam Noble and Laura Jurd and the beautiful contributions of our two wonderful guests Bobby Wellins and Norma Winstone. We covered a diverse and fascinating set of music and a few people have asked me to put the set list up on line so here it is:
Just been listening to rough mixes from our Trio record beautifully recorded by Alex Kilpatrick in Wales last week. We had such a nice time larking about but somehow managed to record thirteen quite beautiful tracks. Thinking about a few edits and possibly some other musicians on a couple of tracks. Watch this space for major UK tour next year !
Mark has been chosen as the 2014 Jazz Electives composer by Town Hall & Symphony Hall (THSH) and Birmingham Music Service. Mark will write and lead a specially commissioned piece for 250 school children, to be performed in Symphony Hall at the flagship Generation Ladywood Showcase in June 2014.