Mark Whitfield | Songs Of Wonder – [Marksman Productions, 2009]You’ve seen him with Chris Botti! You’ve heard his solo LPs on Warner Bros, Verve, and more! Here’s Mark Whitfield’s latest CD – a tribute to the great Stevie Wonder, with all the raw and personal emotion that only Whitfield can bring to classic songs! The CD features Chris Botti on trumpet, John Mayer on guitar and Sy Smith on vocals and of course, Whitfield’s stunning expertise on guitar… It makes for a must-have for jazz-aficionados and Stevie Wonder fans alike.
Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world’s foremost institute for the study of Jazz and modern American music, in the Spring of 1987 having studied composition and arranging as well as all styles of guitar performance. Upon graduation, he returned to his native New York to embark on a career as a jazz guitarist that afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with many legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Jimmy Smith, Carmen McCrae, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Jack McDuff, Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Bradford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson.
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