Saxophone – Jazz Institute, Advanced Package
devoted jazz educator, Mark Turner returns in 2016 for his fourth year on the SJW faculty. He will also be performing in the Stanford Jazz Festival.
A native of Fairborn, Ohio, Mark Turner moved with his family to California when he was four. Mark started playing clarinet at 9 then later switched to alto and tenor saxophone as a teenager. He studied art at California State University, Long Beach and California College of Arts and Crafts. He then transferred to the Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1990 with a BM in Performance.
Currently residing in New York, he has worked and/or recorded with musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Holland, Paul Motian, Brad Mehldau, John Pattitucci, Dave Douglass, Bill Hart, Lee Konitz, and James Moody. He appears on dozens of recordings as a sideman as well as five of his own recordings.