Mark is one of the most original and distinctive electric guitarists today. His improvising is always compelling, continually inventive and melodically uplifting. His guitar playing is steeped in the language of jazz, with influences such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek as well as rock players such as Jimi Hendrix.
Other often eclectic influences such as Indian, Japanese and African music also feature strongly in Mark’s playing. These influences are fused with jazz and western classical music, and seamlessly integrated into a unique and highly distinctive musical voice. On his CD Fallen Cities, he collaborated with Lebanese singer Samia Afra, and continued his interest in non-western forms, working and performing with Turkish musicians such as Gökhan Özyavuz in Istanbul as well as Zambian musician KT Lumpa....
Virtuoso Guitar Player Magazine
Abstract paintings in sound evolve into a ballad that actually tells a story from the heart. Jazzreview.com
Wingfield’s forward-thinking exploration of smart, swinging, and highly melodic globally informed jazz. Barry Cleveland, Guitar Player Magazine
Brit guitar hero JazzTimes
I found myself amazed The WholeNote
Mark Wingfield shifts from Eno-esque ambient soundscapes...to ripping rock-tinged abandon... to cinematic guitar-synth. Dramatic Intriguing Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes
Irresistible beauty Extraordinary Sublime Magnificent LUX ATENEA
“Sleeper Street exemplifies his determination to take his instrument into previously-unknown territory” Anil Prasad, InnerViews
All in, Sleeper Street is a great slice of contemporary UK jazz combining muscular virtuosity, cinematic soundscapes and distinctive compositional style with admirable authority. Guitarist Magazine
Wingfield's guitar playing is mysterious, majestic, and blazing in turns Guitar Player Magazine
The six string winged, improvising shaman Music That Matters
Innovator The Guardian
Wingfield's musical eclecticism is well attested.....
Primary InstrumentGuitar, electric
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/BackgroundSee the teaching section of my website for details: http://www.markwingfield.com/indoctrination.html
Clinic/Workshop InformationSee the teaching section of my website for details: http://www.markwingfield.com/indoctrination.html