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Mark Guest

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: March 1, 1955    

Mark Guest

“Post-adulthood” is the place that jazz guitarist Mark Guest now hangs his hat. “Don’t get me wrong, raising my kids was huge for me, but now that they’re grown and gone, well… life goes on!” says Guest.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Mark was actively gigging in the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans region. After Katrina, Mark’s music career began taking center stage in his life. “Before the storm, I had a day job in public finance, enough jazz gigs every week to keep me happy, a nice home near the beach, I lived in an interesting arts-oriented community, and had New Orleans nearby. When Katrina wiped us out, all that changed”, says Guest. Mark’s home, most of his guitar collection, and much of his community were destroyed by the hurricane. “After the storm, I had invitations to play in venues literally around the world. My wife and I planned to take a portion of our homeowners insurance money and follow the gigs around the world for a year, or two.” They didn’t count on an insurer that did not want to honor their claims until two years after the loss. Now Mark’s performances are booked on the quality of the music, not what he calls the “Katrina Factor”....
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    (Why We're) Happy Together

    Self Produced
    2008

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Featured recording “(Why We're) Happy Together”

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(Why We're) Happy Together

(2009)
Executive Director, Emeritus of the Pensacola Jazz Society recently reviewed the new CD, (Why We’re) Happy Together. Here is a brief excerpt. “On all the numbers, there are elements of pleasant surprise. This is an album which can satisfy both the casual listener and the sophisticated jazz fan. It’s sixty minutes of great music.”

Noted jazz critic George Kanzler graciously provided liner notes to the (Why We're) Happy Together CD, a project he calls “an impressive album.” He wrote, in part, “He’s a guitarist who lets his solos unfurl out of the tunes he’s playing, songfully, with a mellow tone from his Ribbecke Halfling blue guitar. His solo improvisations reference the melodies, enhancing rather than abandoning them as his imagination takes wings on the frets...

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Primary Instrument:Guitar

Location:Asheville, NC

Willing to teach:Intermediate to advanced students

Ribbecke Halfling guitar; Acoustic Image Clarus amp/Raezor's Edge cabs; JazzKat amp; Thomastik-Infeld Bebop round wound strings or D'Addario Chrome flat strings.
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