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.
Mark’s interest in music technology came to the fore when he was asked to join ResRocket, a band made upof respected musicians from around the world who, using ground breaking software, played together live over the internet. As a core member of ResRocket Mark played with such lumaniries as Peter Gabriel, Tricky, Matt Black, Dave Stewart, and Todd Rundgren. As well as recording an album, the band toured playing London, Paris, LA, Oslo and elsewhere. During concerts some of the members were on stage while others played live over the internet projected on giant screens on stage. Almost every aspect of this band was a “world first”, truly ground breaking on every level.
As a jazz guitarist Mark has played widely in Europe and has just released his fifth CD, Guitar Encryptions on the Dark Energy Muisc label (Also available for download on iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody).
His compositions were recently the subject of a lecture at Goldsmiths College London to mark the opening of its new Contemporary Music Department and have also been featured in lectures and workshops at The Royal College of Music London, Trinity College of Music London and Dartington College of Arts music department.
The growing interest in his work has led to commissions for the BMIC’s Cutting Edge Series, SPNM’s Sound Source, the European Commission funded Waterways Celebration, Jane Chapman, Elaine Funaro, Geoffrey Burgess, McFall’s Chamber and others. Mark is quickly establishing himself as a new and unique composing voice in the U.K.
Teaching Mark runs guitar master classes and workshops with his unique teaching methods at major locations around the UK. Mark recently gave a workshop at the prestigious Trinity College of Music in London, has co-written a lecture for Goldsmiths College London. Has has received accolades from: Aric Rubin (writer from Guitar Player Magazine’s Master Series). Jon Finn (Senior guitar instructor at Berklee School of Music Boston U.S.) as well as from the many students of his acclaimed workshops.Read more
- Proof of Light by Glenn Astarita
- The Stone House by Mark Sullivan
- Tales From The Dreaming City by Mark Sullivan
"One of the new guitar heroes of the 21st Century, Mark Wingfield has already amassed a sizeable (and diverse) discography in the past decade... sonic conceptualist and harmonic idealist... composer and bandleader, creating memorable compositions that sound like nothing that’s been heard before, fusing elements of fusion and progressive rock with a surprising penchant for melodic ideation... his staggering technical acumen is on full display while, at the same time, always serving the music. The world needs more guitar heroes like Mark Wingfield.” - John Kelman, All About Jazz
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: http://www.markwingfield.com/teaching/
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Nothing is Sacred
Tor & Vale
Tales From The...
Pasar KlewerFrom: Pasar Klewer
By Mark Wingfield
Way To EtretatFrom: Proof of Light
By Mark Wingfield