Mark began playing jazz as a teenager in Daytona Beach, Florida. Continuing his education in Boston and New York, Mark studied with Hall Overton, Herb Pomeroy and Jaki Byard, before moving to California in 1966.
A key phase in Mark's education was a year spent in Woody Shaw's quartet. Every night was serious school, says Mark.
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Mark Levine is a wellspring of knowledge on modern jazz piano playing... his brilliant playing is proof that he knows what he's talking about.
-- Mulgrew Miller
The preeminent Latin jazz quartet found north of Havana.
-- Luis Tamargo (Latin Beat)
...absolutely incredible and inspired. the best record I've heard in a long time.
-- Donald Brown
Mark's new CD is a CLASSIC.
-- Ray Vega
Willing to teach
The Jazzschool Institute, Berkeley, CA beginiing Fall 2009
San Francisco Conservatory of Music 1992 - present
The Jazzschool, Berkeley, CA, 1997-present
Monterey Jazz Festival Foundation Traveling Clinicians,
2003 - 2007
University of California at Berkeley, 1997 - 2007
Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps 1977-2002
Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford, CA 1982-2004
Jazz Camp West 1982-2002
Jazz Studio Summer Camp, Belgium 1993-2004
Educational consultant, �The Real Easy Book, Vol. I and II,