Mark White is a performing jazz guitarist and educator, who has worked in various professional capacities with artists such as George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra, Gil Evans, John McNeil, Paul Broadnax, Herb Pomeroy, Larry Monroe, Victor Mendoza, Ken Peplowski, the Ken Hadley Big Band, John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Bebop Guitars, Boston Musica Viva, and Last Trip. He has performed with dozens of major touring theatre shows and theater personalities in the New England area, done extensive studio/production work for widely diverse recorded projects, and participated in over fifty road trip/clinics/performances for the Berklee College of Music, since the early 1990s. He has made recordings for Blue Note, King, MMC records, Heineken Jazz Festival, and Grescotmar Ltd. productions.
Performances as a featured jazz artist at major concert venues include Lincoln Center, Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, Wolftrap, and many major venues in the northeast and music festivals across the United States, Canada, and in fifteen other countries across the globe, including at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Settembre Musicale, Tokyo Music Joy, Mare de Augusto, and the Heineken Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico, to name a few.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory and has studied with Joe Negri, Joe Pass, Jack Wilkins, Gene Bertoncini, Herb Pomeroy, Jaki Byard, George Russell, William Thomas McKinley, Jerry Bergonzi, and Charlie Banacos. Mark is a jazz educator with over thirty years experience in the field. Mark is currently a senior professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music.
Books by Author:
Jazz Guitar Fretboard Navigation: From Bach to Bebop!
Develop a fingerboard facility that spans all styles—from Bach to bebop! This book fuses the great navigational conception of the…
The Practical Jazz Guitarist: Essential Tools for Soloing, Comping and Performing
Learn the essential tools and skills for playing jazz guitar.