Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Mark Sowlakis

Mark G. Sowlakis was introduced to music at the age of 4 through piano lessons; by age 11 he was playing the alto saxophone. A student of William Trimble throughout high school, he was a founding member of The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra and recorded with steel guitar wizard Bob Brozman. Shortly after his high school graduation he began journeying to the Los Angeles area to study clarinet, flute and saxophone with reknowned teacher Victor Morosco. At this same time he was introduced to master tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, who became not only a musical influence but an inspirational friend and mentor who influenced his ideas about jazz improvisation and much later his approach to teaching.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Variety.com, in a review of the rock musical Prime, (6/12/06) had this to say…“…brief but impressive sax flare-ups by Mark Sowlakis…”
Primary Instrument

Clarinet

Location

San Francisco, CA

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Master's Degree, Mannes College Of Music 1992 Over twenty years teaching expereince. Various former students have received partial and full scholarships to Berklee. See my website for further details......www.marksowlakis.com

Clinic/Workshop Information

Emphasis on improvisation, and the lineage of the clarinet in jazz, from early New Orleans jazz through the Free Jazz movement and beyone...

Albums

Similar

Premium Profiles

Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen
arranger
LJ Folk LJ Folk
vocalist
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Rob Reddy Rob Reddy
saxophone
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
vocalist
Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
vocalist
Nicolas Bearde Nicolas Bearde
vocalist
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Norman David Norman David
saxophone

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.