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Mark Hynes

The new Mark Hynes Trio album "Tribute" is now out on Cellar Music! Joe Lovano has this to say: "'Tribute' The Mark Hynes Trio featuring Dennis Irwin on Bass has some beautiful Sounds and Feelings. The power of this timeless Music rings Strong and Clear!!!" Featuring the last bassist Dennis Irwin in a rare unreleased recording, the trio swings joyously with a modern panache. With Darrell Green on drums, as well as one bonus track dedicated to Dennis, with Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Jerome Jennings on drums.

Mark has performed/recorded with Quincy Jones, Christian McBride, Jon Faddis, Bernard Purdie, Rodney Whitaker, Jon Hendricks, Steven Bernstein, Karriem Riggins, Bobby Watson, Craig Taborn, Max Weinberg, Lew Soloff, Victor Lewis, Art Baron, Kevin Mahogany, Harold Ashby, Howard Johnson, Marcus Belgrave, Lizz Wright, Jerry Dodgion, Junko Onishi, Chuck Israels and Earl May.

He has performed at the New York City Ballet, the LA Phil, The Kennedy Center, Apollo Theater, LA's Disney Concert Hall, Great Hall of The Moscow Conservatory, Jazz At Lincoln Center's Allen Room, Town Hall, Chicago Theater, Detroit Opera House, Folly Theater (KC), Detroit International Jazz Fest, Chicago Blues Fest, to name a few.

Mark has performed with the Quincy Jones Orchestra, Rodney Whitaker Octsemble, Max Weinberg Big Band, Grover Mitchell Orchestra, Gerald Cleaver Quintet, Art Baron's The Duke's Men, Chuck Israels NY Little Big Band, Bobby Battle Quartet, David Berger Jazz Orchestra, Lavay Smith, and Brian Pareschi Quintet, among countless others.

Growing up in Chicago, Mark was immersed from an early age in the blues drenched tradition that produced such hometown heroes as Johnny Griffin and Von Freeman.

Moving to Detroit after college, he began working with the new generation of jazz lions there, as a regular member of bands led by Rodney Whitaker, Gerald Cleaver, Greg Burk and Bobby Battle. All-night jam sessions locking horns with James Carter and the great Larry Smith, workshops taught by the legendary Marcus Belgrave, and a weekly residency at Bert's Marketplace honed his chops Detroit-style.

Upon moving to New York, Mark recorded and toured with The Harlem Nutcracker, featuring such jazz luminaries as Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Dennis Irwin, and Steven Bernstein.

Since then, he has performed at jazz clubs around the globe: Birdland NY, Birdland (Vienna), Half Note (Athens), Fasching (Stockholm), The Green Mill, Nefertiti (Goteborg), The Derby (LA), The Dakota (St. Paul) to name a few.


Joe Lovano says: "Tribute" The Mark Hynes Trio is full of some beautiful Sounds and Feelings. The power of this timeless Music rings Strong and Clear!!!"

"standout solos from some of the musicians—most notably Mark Hynes' dynamic confidence on the tenor saxophone." —review of "Ellington At Christmas", Apollo Theater (Broadway World, Dec. 2014)

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