Trumpeter Composer Arranger
Aside from being a graduate of Mohawk College, Mark has had the opportunity to play with a wide variety of musical acts including; the Darcy Hepner Orchestra, John Cheeseman Group, Oakland Soul: A Tribute to Tower of Power, Cirque Plus, the list goes on. Studying under some of Canada's top musicians he has built himself into a reliable and entertaining addition to any show he finds himself in.
Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Mark joined the Burlington Teen Tour Band shortly after making the trumpet his primary instrument upon entering high school. The years spent in the band laid the foundation for his future career in music. Constantly putting himself in positions to learn and advance he was quick to become one of their top players for most of his tenureship.
With his strong sight-reading ability he is constantly on-call for substituting, and his attitude towards perfection makes him a natural leader in the various bands he performs in.
Known for playing lead trumpet in most of his bands he also performs in jazz combos as a featured soloist and showcases this in his co-led quintet mt5.
In addition to all of these committments, Mark is currently employed by Celebrity Cruises and shares his passion with the world.