Mark Turner Mark Turner

In a career that spans two decades and encompasses a broad array of musical ventures, saxophonist Mark Turner has emerged as a towering presence in the jazz community. With a distinctive, personal tone, singular improvisational skills and an innovative, challenging compositional approach, he’s earned a far-reaching reputation as one of jazz’s most original and influential musical forces.

A New York Times profile of Turner titled “The Best Jazz Player You’ve Never Heard” called him “possibly jazz’s premier player,” noting his reputation amongst his peers and his influential stature in the jazz world.

2013 finds Turner entering an exciting new creative phase, with his varied talents showcased on a variety of notable new recording projects. Later this year, he’ll release his sixth album as a leader—his first under his own name in a dozen years. He’s also featured on new or upcoming releases by pianist Stefano Bollani, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, pianist Baptiste Trotignon and the Billy Hart Quartet, of which Turner’s been a member for nearly a decade and with whom he recorded two previous albums. He’s also continuing his work as a member of Fly, a collaborative trio with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard.

Those projects add to an already expansive body of work that encompasses Turner’s own widely acclaimed albums and an assortment of collaborations, along with his prolific work as an in-demand sideman. Turner’s diverse discography includes collaborations with many of jazz’s leading lights, including Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Dave Holland, Joshua Redman, Delfeayo Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Reid Anderson, Omer Avital, Diego Barber, David Binney, Brian Blade, Seamus Blake, Chris Cheek, George Colligan, Gary Foster, Jon Gordon, Aaron Goldberg, Ethan Iverson, Jonny King, Ryan Kisor, Guillermo Klein, Matthias Lupri, OAM Trio, Mikkel Ploug, Enrico Rava, Jochen Rueckert, Jaleel Shaw, Edward Simon and the SF Jazz Collective.

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June 25, 2019

Mark Turner + Gary Foster

May 16, 2019

Live recording and concert, May 23-24: Jason Palmer Qt. feat. Mark...

October 15, 2017

Saxophonist Mark Turner Profiled In International Arts Magazine

August 31, 2015

Ben Wendel - The Seasons Project: August with Mark Turner + NPR +...

August 26, 2010

Mark Turner and Tony Malaby Step in at Village Vanguard

May 10, 2010

Buy One CD, Get the Other for Free Feat. Mark Turner, Dave Binney,...

December 13, 2009

New Samo Salamon Albums Featuring Mark Turner and Michel Godard

March 04, 2008

Kurt Rosenwinkel Group with Mark Turner at Chris' Jazz Cafe on March 8...

February 26, 2008

Kurt Rosenwinkel Group with Mark Turner at Chris' Jazz Cafe on March 8...

January 07, 2007

Fly: Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier, Mark Turner at the Village...

April 06, 2006

Timucin Sahin Quartet featuring Mark Turner @ Knitting Factory 10 april...

September 23, 2005

George Colligan Quartet with Special Guest Mark Turner Fri. & Sat....

September 19, 2005

George Colligan Quartet with Special Guest Mark Turner Fri. & Sat....

August 03, 2004

Matthias Lupri Group w/ Mark Turner - Litchfield Jazz Festival

March 05, 2004

Matthias Lupri Group w/ Mark Turner / Cuong Vu

February 23, 2004

Matthias Lupri Group w/ Mark Turner/Cuong Vu

January 30, 2004

Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Billy Hart @ Fat Cat

January 14, 2003

Matthias Lupri Group with Mark Turner - Sun, Jan 26 at the Cornelia...

May 21, 2002

Matthias Lupri Group with Rick Margitza and Mark Turner - Summer 2002...

January 26, 2003

Matthias Lupri Group w/ Mark Turner - Sun, Jan 26 NYC- Cornelia Street...


Albums by Mark Turner


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