Mark Lewandowski is a bassist living in London. A new face on the London jazz scene, he has been described as having a "huge vibrant, singing tone (producing) some amazing solos with the agility and articulation of a horn player" (Evening Post) Originally hailing from Nottingham, Mark’s interest in the bass took him to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During this period he was able to take lessons with bassists Steve Watts and Michael Janisch and also with one of his great influences, the great Henry Grimes. Whilst studying at the school Mark was rapidly producing a strong name for himself on the London scene; playing regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club by only his second year in the capital. Mark graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a first class honors degree. He was also awarded the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship award in this same year.
He has had the opportunity to perform with some of the most exciting improvisers in the british jazz scene including Liam Noble, Zoe Rahman Trio, Jean Toussaint, Julian Joseph, Tina May, Soweto Kinch, Peter King, John Surman, Zhenya Strigalev, Jay Phelps Quartet and Buddy Greco amongst others. Through establishing himself as a strong and inventive sideman, mark has become busy working in a range of musical settings including straight ahead, original music and improvised music; working with a myriad of musicians both up-and-coming and established.
Here is a selection of dates which Mark can be heard at in the coming months.
12/1/15 - Paul Dunmall/Mark Lewandowski/James Bashford @ Fizzle, Birmingham, England
16/1/15 - Christine Tobin 'I Love Elis' @ Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, England
27/1/15 - Adam Paché Group @ 606 Club, London, England
12/2/15 - Zoe Rahman Trio @ Leicester Jazz, Leicester, England
20/2/15 - Julian Siegel Quartet @ Vortex, London, England
28/2/15 - Ed Jones/Mark Lewandowski/Mark Sanders @ Derby Jazz, Derby, England
12/3/15 - Ed Arm Quartet @ Stockholm, Sweden
14/3/14 - Bad Ash (Ed Jones/Mark Sanders) @ The Oxford, London, England
16/3/14 - Brandon Allen 4tet @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England
17-18/3/14 - Quentin Collins 4tet @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London England
21/3/14 - Bad Ash (Ed Jones/Mark Sanders) @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds, England
29/3/14 - ML 4tet (Julian Siegel, Jim Hart, Gene Calderazzo) @ Ronnie Scott's, London, England
30/3/14 - ML, Liam Noble/ Paul Clarvis play Fats Waller @ Kansas Smitty's, London, England
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