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Mark Lau is a bassist/composer originally from Sydney Australia now living in downtown Manhattan, New York. He received his Master of Music degree in jazz bass performance at Manhattan School of Music, NY and a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz bass performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia. Mark has performed at New York City venues such as Birdland, Dizzy's Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Sweet Rhythm in New York City and has performed with notable musicians such as Dave Liebman, Dick Oatts, Cecil Bridgewater, Phil Markowitz, Michael Feinstein, Joel Frahm, Bob Sheppard, Avishai Cohen, Gordon Brisker, Don Rader, Tony Gould, Tim Stevens, Mark Isaacs and Dale Barlow. Mark has played at major festivals around the world including the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, the Rome Film Festival and the Hong Kong Fringe Festival and has played on numerous recordings and albums. Mark originally came to New York on an Australia Council for the Arts Development grant and has since won many grants and awards

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MEM3: Circles

Read "Circles" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The modernistic piano trio, MEM3, draws influences from the innovative e.s.t. (Esbjorn Svensson Trio) and the Bad Plus, as well as the legendary drummer Peter Erskine's trio recordings. Circles, MEM3's second outing, puts them in the league with those higher profile groups as they craft an understated and unfailingly lovely trio sound enhanced with subtle electronic ...

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Daniel Bennett: The Bear Truth

Read "Daniel Bennett: The Bear Truth" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

Whether considered a member of Generation X or Y, saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/composer and bandleader Daniel Bennett's career certainly is indicative of how many young artists' careers are ascending with the advent of the internet. But Daniel has a measured cynicism towards balancing live performance with the wonders of tech. Moreover what is also refreshing about ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Phase 1" Of Brian Adler's Helium Project Lifts Off

"Phase 1" Of Brian Adler's Helium Project Lifts Off

Drummer/composer spearheads digital-only collaboration featuring the musical talent of Kate McGarry, Dave Eggar, Peter Ehwald, Mark Lau, and others. “Adler is an amazing instrumentalist who has seemingly mastered all aspects of percussion... his bubbling, percolating rhythms carry the music forward in the most graceful possible ways."—Dave Wayne, Jazzreview.com. Drummer and composer Brian Adler will release the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Adler's Helium Project - "Phase 1"

Brian Adler's Helium Project - "Phase 1"

By Richard B. Kamins For a fairly young man, drummer-composer Brian Adler has had a busy life. He's studied with such modern “masters" as Billy Hart, John Hollenbeck, Billy Higgins, Bob Moses, Joe Morris and Cecil McBee as well as sharing the stage with Pablo Aslan, Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, Marilyn Crispell, Mark Helias, Erik Lawrence, ...


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