Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Location: The Artistic Piano Gallery in Medford.
Cost: $25/$20 for Siskiyou Institute Members/$10 for students
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The Siskiyou Music Project presents the Mark Levine Trio on Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at The Artistic Piano Gallery which is located at 1390 Biddle Rd #102 Medford, OR.
Mark spent significant time working with Joe Henderson, Blue Mitchell, David Liebman and Harold Land, composing all the while. Joe recorded two of Mark’s tunes on “Canyon Lady,” the late tenor giant’s only Latin jazz album. Mark returned the favor by playing two of Joe’s classic compositions, “Inner Urge,” and “A Shade Of Jade,” on his 2000 release, “Serengeti.”
His interest in Latin jazz led to work with Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Moacir Santos, Francisco Aguabella, Pete Escovedo, and Cal Tjader (including Cal’s Grammy-winning Concord Jazz recording “La Onda Va Bien”). Mark has continued to pursue the Latin side of his craft, attending Centro Nacional de Escuela de Arte in Havana, Cuba in 1997.
Twice, Mark has been the recipient of a National Endowment For The Arts Grants (1975 and 1977) and was awarded a “Jammie” as Best Bay Area Jazz trombonist, 1983-1984 (no, he no longer plays trombone, but he has taken up the gimbri, a Moroccan 3-stringed lute).
Mark Levine has played/recorded with Woody Shaw, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Henderson, Willie Bobo, Bobby Hutcherson, Moacir Santos, Freddie Hubbard, Cal Tjader, Wallace Roney, Tito Puente, Milt Jackson, Harold Land, David Liebman, Blue Mitchell, Pete Escovedo, James Moody, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Harris, Stefon Harris, Eddie Henderson, Clark Terry, Ingrid Jensen, Charlie Rouse, Bobby Watson, Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Art Pepper, Julian Priester, Bobby Shew, Victor Fields, Steve Turre, Madeline Eastman, and Poncho Sanchez among others.
As an educator, Mark authored “The Jazz Piano Book,” which has become the bible for jazz pianists all over the world. Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Korean. In 1996, he completed “The Jazz Theory Book,” with similar success.
Jazz Times named “The Jazz Theory Book” as the #1 choice in its “recommended basic jazz library.”
Mark’s faculty affiliations include:
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1992-2009
Monterey Jazz Festival Foundation Traveling Clinicians, Monterey, CA 2002-2007
University of California at Berkeley, 2000-present
Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps, 1977-2002
Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford, CA, 1982-2003
Jazz Camp West, La Honda, CA, 1982-2002
Jazz Studio Summer Camp, Dworp, Belgium, 1993-2004
The Jazzschool, Berkeley, CA, 1997-2010
Jazz Flute Camp, Carmel Valley, CA, 2003-present
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1986-present
Guest Clinician and residencies at schools in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Wales.
In the early ’90s, Mark produced The Jazz Masters Clinic Series, a combination workshop and master class taught by touring artists passing through the Bay Area. Featured artists included Cedar Walton, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Barron, Elvin Jones, Eddie Palmieri, and Tommy Flanagan.
Additionally, Mark is the pianist on more than a dozen of Jamey Aebersold’s play-along series.
For this performance he will be joined by Greg d’Augelli on bass and Lou Langworthy on drums