All About Jazz

Home » Member Page

Mark F. Turner

Considering himself a modern day 'Jazz Explorer' Mark continues to discover new and exciting music territories.

About Me

Born outside of Washington D.C.; I have lived in locations from Okinawa Japan to my current residence in Charlotte North Carolina. I guess this has had some influence on my love of music. The changing climates, moods, and rhythms of diverse locales have the same appeal to me that is found in jazz.

I grew up listening to music from James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic, Van Halen, Weather Report, almost everything in between and later discovered Bird, Miles, Coltane, Monk, Andrew Hill and other greats. While I respect and enjoy the music of the past I thrive on the current and future sounds of artists here and across the globe who continue to carry the torch yet also seek to express their own voices in the music.

The people that say that “jazz is dead” are simply not listening in the right places or to the diversity of music that's out here. It's all about change and discovery. In my mind there's so much good music and so little time.

My Favorites

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.