Mark Hynes is a New York City saxophonist.
His new CD Tribute, featuring the late bassist
Dennis Irwin, comes out on Cellar Music this September. 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!!!"
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