Mark is one of the most original and distinctive electric guitarists today. His improvising is always compelling, continually inventive and melodically uplifting. His guitar playing is steeped in the language of jazz, with influences such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek as well as rock players such as Jimi Hendrix.
Other often eclectic influences such as Indian, Japanese and African music also feature strongly in Mark’s playing. These influences are fused with jazz and western classical music, and seamlessly integrated into a unique and highly distinctive musical voice. On his CD Fallen Cities, he collaborated with Lebanese singer Samia Afra, and continued his interest in non-western forms, working and performing with Turkish musicians such as Gökhan Özyavuz in Istanbul as well as Zambian musician KT Lumpa.
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The sound of this music is bigger than its component parts... Wingfield’s guitar as a
piercing, darting, spectral sound full of artful glissandi... heat and light, airiness and
cool breezes, tight orchestration and ethereal openness, the guitarist seemingly
winging it but really guiding the song’s intricate contours... this isn’t a guitar showcase
but rather the more difficult achievement of a group creation, full of life from a
generous spirit Downbeat
Wingfield possesses the goods to be a world-beater... sparking vivid notions that the
guitar is an extension of his soul...
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Mark Wingfield has been acknowledged by countless music critics, on both sides of the
atlantic, as one of the world’s foremost guitarists. In 2014 he joined the famed
MoonJune Records alongside the legendary Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin and John
Etheridge. Dark Energy Music is proud to facilitate Mark’s teaching practice offering
pre-recorded video lessons and one-on-one Skype tuition.
He teaches via Skype, contact him on his website to arrange a lesson: