Born: January 4, 1938 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Fifty two years playing, recording jazz in Australia. 1956 - 1960 jazz vocals. 1960-1970 trumpet-vocals in Melbourne. 1970-1980 jazz organist in Narooma NSW. 1980-1988 Doctor Jazz and Sons. 1982 record cassette tape of Jazz BBQ At Narooma. Richard (trom) ten years old, Patrick (clar) eleven years old. Many gigs on Aussie Pacific coast. 1988 two years solo. 1990 Solo-duo gig, (Bruce Hyland bass) on the Banquet Express train Canberra to Melbourne, taking 220 passengers to The Phantom of the Opera. Commence writing Fine Tunes book. 2000 record Under The Influence at Atlantis Studios Hawthorn Victoria. 2001 transcribe Jazz BBQ at Narooma to CD. Added live drums and accoustic guitar. 2004 produced CFT4 compilation disc. 2005 released CDBS5 PDF CD-book set. 2007 release Fine Tunes Paperback. 2008 June 12th launch of Fine Tunes paperback at St Kilda Library. Book Launched by Mark's friend Nigel Buesst of Sunrise Pictures. Memorable PU jazz band. Maurie Fabrikant pno, Ken Vatcher dms, Graham Eames tpt, Harry Price trom/vocals, Mark Whitty tpt/vocals, pno/B4 organ. + The Tim Neal alto sax. Mark ii snare and brushes. 2009 produced live recorded solo single: Salt Lake City Blues. Now available at CD Baby.