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    Patterson, Mark (8 April 1960 – Present)

    Arranger, composer and trombonist from Evergreen, Colorado, who studied music with his father, Dick Patterson, a bassist and trombonist.  His other teachers included Dale Bruning, Tasso Harris, Dick McGee, Spike Robinson and Ron Washington.  He attended the University of Denver where he studied with David Caffey, Joe Docksey and Donald Keats.  He furthered his education after relocating to the Big Apple where he attended the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop with Manny Albam, Bob Brookmeyer and Jim McNeely.

     

    Groups with whom he has worked include the Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra, Area 51, the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra, Band of Bones, Bob Gillis’s Inner Ear Orchestra, the Central City Opera, the Concordia Orchestra, Convergence, the Dean Bushnell Orchestra, the Dennis Mackrel Big Band, the Earl MacDonald Jazz Orchestra, the Gotham Jazz Orchestra, the Gotham Wind Symphony, the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble, the Group Stories Quintet, the JC Sanford Jazz Orchestra, the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Kimon & the Prophets, the Manhattan Bones, the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Newyorkestra, the New York Pops, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Orchestra Sinfonica Carlo Coccia, the Ridgefield Symphony, the Schumacher/Sanford Sound Assembly, Steely Dan, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and the Westchester Jazz Orchestra.

     

    The Dean Bushnell Orchestra played the Pinehurst Country Club and Turn of the Century in 1978 and 1982, respectively.

     

    On 23rd September 2006, Bob Gillis’s Inner Ear Orchestra participated in Dale Bruning Celebration Day at the Broomfield Auditorium in Colorado.

     

    Mark accompanied Steely Dan at the Wells Fargo Theater in Denver on 29th October 2009.

     

    On 27th June 2010, The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble kicked off the Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center in New York.

     

    The JC Sanford Orchestra gave the world premiere of Sanford’s “Brooklyn Vignettes” at The Tea Lounge on 27th March 2011.

     

    In January and May 2012, Convergence accompanied Robert Gambarina and Rene Marie, respectively, at Dazzle Jazz in the Mile High City.

     

    Mark’s Broadway credits include Annie, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Monty Python’s Spamalot and South Pacific. 

     

    If you watch carefully, you can catch a glimpse of him in the Woody Allen film Radio Days as a member of the band that is accompanying Diane Keaton.

     

    Recordings on which he appears include:  American Gotham by the Gotham Wind Symphony; Bloom by the Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra; Everything in Time by Wally Dunbar; Frantic Antics by Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; The Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble Plays the Music of James Pugh and Daniel Schnyder; Happy Songs by Audra McDonald; It’s Only a Tune by Nanette Natal; Jazz Improv, Vol. 8, No. 1; Kick It!  by Lannie Garrett; Live in Concert 2006 by Barbra Streisand; Morph the Cat by Donald Fagen; 90th Birthday Celebration by Lionel Hampton; Quake by Mike Holober & the Gotham Jazz Orchestra; Roadhouse Party by Kimon & the Prophets; So Nice by Houston Person; 27 East by the Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra; Urban Soundscapes by Newyorkestra; Visions—Works for Jazz Orchestra by the Earl MacDonald Jazz Orchestra; and, Where Have You Been?  by Angel.

     

    In the field of music education, he has taught at the City College of New York, Jazz in the Sangres, Mile High Jazz Camp, New York University, Temple University and the College of Music at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=14729
    2. http://www.newyorkpops.org/musicians
    3. http://www.westjazzorch.org/all_in.htm
    4. http://music.colorado.edu/faculty/mark-patterson/
    5. http://www.myspace.com/modernman6
    6. http://www.deanbushnellorchestra.com/photo.htm
    7. http://www.trombone-usa.com/patterson_mark_bio.htm
    8. http://www.dmamusic.org/news/84/the-dale-bruning-celebration-day
    9. http://www.kuvo.org/index.php?s=23781&item=20013
    10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BElHjmqdX_A
    11. https://jazzhistoryonline.com/Roberta_Gambarini.html
    12. http://photos.allaboutjazz.com/gallery_image.php?id=93630#.UPRrZfKkuS
    13. http://bandofbones.com/press.php
    14. http://www.jazzedmagazine.com/2656/articles/featured/the-leading-edge/
    15. http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/artist/earl-macdonald/
    16. http://www.zvents.com/denver_co/events/show/250464824-mark-pattersons-group-stories-quintet-featuring-ron-miles-and-dale-bruning
    17. http://www.gothamwindsymphony.com/albumdetails.aspx?ID=892
    18. http://www.asukakakitani.com/recording/
    19. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mark-patterson-mn0002211769
    20. http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Music-James-Pugh-and-Daniel-Schnyder-Mark-Patterson-Trombone-Jeffrey-Lang-CD-Feb-2004-Signum-UK-/80226071
    21. http://www.oldies.com/search/results.cfm?results=keywords&q=mark%20patterson%20trombone
    22. http://www.newyorkestra.com/members.php
    23. http://www.gothamwindsymphony.com/albumdetails.aspx?ID=719
    24. http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=393460
    25. http://www.playbillvault.com/Person/Detail/10546/Mark-Patterson
    26. http://www.cduniverse.com/classical.asp?performer=Mark+Patterson+%5BTrombone%5D

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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