Mark Whitecage

Mark Whitecage is internationally known as an innovative instrumentalist and composer in the fields of jazz and new music. He performs at the highest level of creativity, constantly transforming and reconfiguring his wealth of musical experience to offer a fresh and unique voice in any musical setting. In his five decades of experience, Mark has explored bop and post-bop, free-wheeling improvisation, electronics, musical opera, music for dance, solo to big band ensembles, even sound collages with homemade instruments. Mark says of his experience, “I've played in every type of band there is except klezmer.”

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”Well, I say from now on, those who love life and those who write about music should listen to Mark Whitecage and make it their business to find out what he is doing and where he will be doing it. Then tell everyone you know or have known to listen immediately.” William Parker, “Conversations”, 2011, Rogueart

“The man is an absolute master of the alto saxophone and clarinet (not to mention a dab hand at electronics), and one of the finest and most original jazz composers in the world, and has been for years.” Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic; Signal to Noise

“Whitecage creates full-bodied jazz songs drawn from the boundless font of a living of enduring substance.” Sam Prestianni, Jazziz

“Whitecage continues to be one of the prime innovators at the start of the twenty-first century.” Steven Loewy, All Music Guide to Jazz

“Mark Whitecage knocks me out

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Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
Charles Mingus Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
sax, alto
Lee Konitz Lee Konitz
sax, alto
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy
sax, soprano
Ken Vandermark Ken Vandermark
Julius Hemphill Julius Hemphill
sax, alto
Tony Malaby Tony Malaby
sax, tenor
John Butcher John Butcher
Ellery Eskelin Ellery Eskelin

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