Mark studied with Les Chisnall ( and Composition) at the Chetham’s International Summer School for Pianists and gained entry to the Junior RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) where he studied with Jonathan Middleton.
Round Midnight – Thelonios Monk
During his early years, he played in many Concerts at the Royal Northern College of Music and in Harrogate including premiering many of his own Compositions before being accepted into the Royal Northern College of Music.
As a Performer, he has played, and taught at the European Jazz Academy alongside some of the most accomplished Jazz Musicians hailing from Europe, and further a field, giving Masterclasses and Concerts to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.
His ensemble “Anisa” were the “Ensemble in Residence” at the EJA and also recently were invited to perform alongside it’s Director, Jiggs Whigham (ex-BBC Big Band Director and Berlin Jazz Orchestra Conductor) at the National Trombone Day in Manchester (Band on the Wall) where Jiggs Whigham headlined the festival.
Mark has recently completed a 6 month Residency at the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Dubai in the Middle East (UAE) alongside European Singer’s Julia Naidenko and Well known and televised Bulgarian Jazz Artist, Maya Krasteva.
He is ideal for weddings, receptions, corporate entertainments, functions,private events & more.