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Mark Prince

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mark Prince has developed into one of the premier drummers in today’s music scene. Honing his skills at Howard University under the expert tutelage of the legendary Grady Tate, as well as maintaining a strong classical background as a National Symphony Fellowship recipient, his versatility is a sought after attribute amongst the musical community both nationally and internationally. Upon graduating from Howard University, Mark began a six-year stint with cutting-edge keyboardist Andy Milne. His time with this band served as a rewarding platform of development, being thrust into the complex, but intensely groove-driven arena of M-BASE music, a fusion of funk, jazz, astrology, mysticism, and any other pertinent influence, was a perfect match for Mark’s unique style of drumming, which draws from influences equally as vast

Album

Lost in a Dream

Label: Ivy Door
Released: 2021
Track listing: Lush Life; Memories Always Start; Round Midnight; Softly as in a Morning Sunrise; Lost in a Dream; Caravan; The Shadow of Your Smile; Once I Loved.

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Article: Album Review

Siné Qua Non: Simple Pleasures

Read "Simple Pleasures" reviewed by Geannine Reid


In most cases the sum is greater than the parts, the Washington, D.C. based quintet called Siné Qua Non is a fine musical example of musical synergy. Led by bassist Michael Bowie, Siné Qua Non draws from many styles to create their group sound. Bowie's vision for the group is in building musical community from the ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

David Bach: Otherworld

Read "David Bach: Otherworld" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Like the famous composer from whom Bach shares his last name, the Washington, D.C.--Baltimore--Michigan based pianist David Bach has a deep love for the piano and melodic music is the theme on his CD, Otherworld. “My parents never had to ask me to practice," says Bach of his formative encounters with the piano. “I just sat ...

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News: Festival

Jazz is Bustin' Out All Over the Nation's Capital

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) today announced its signature programs for 2012, which include: Jazz Meets the Classics at the Kennedy Center; Jazz in the 'Hoods presented by Events DC; Jazz ‘n' Families Fun Days at The Phillips Collection; Jazz at the Hamilton presented by The Washington Post; and Jazz at the Howard. The Festival will ...

Album

Fraction of Infinity

Label: Contour
Released: 2008
Track listing: Rite of Passage; Abena's Last Stand; August (For Karen); The Grind; Gnosis; Friendly Fire; The Healing; Quiet Thoroughfare (For Dad); Symph. No. 5/Dance of The Enchanted; August (For Karen)(alternate instrumental take); Gratitude (For Ma).

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Article: Album Review

Mark Prince: Fraction of Infinity

Read "Fraction of Infinity" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Since early 1995, Mark Prince has been pounding the drums on scores of tour dates and hundreds of recording sessions as a sideman, honing his skills and widening his musical horizons. Fraction of Infinity is his long awaited debut as a leader, and what a first offering it is. A versatile drummer, adept at playing styles ...


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