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Mark Lewis w/ David Friesen
November 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Mark Lewis is a Seattle area native and well-traveled jazz saxophonist / flutist who has created a large body of music, including over 1,700 compositions. He’s been a part of music scenes from Seattle and San Francisco to Rotterdam and Paris. Mark recently won #2 for alto sax and #3 for flute for his album The New York Session in the 39th Annual Jazz Station Awards. The album was recorded in NYC with veteran players George Cables, Victor Lewis and Essiet Essiet. During the pandemic, he released Naked Animals for the first time, a live half-track recording of his working Quartet from the time he lived in the Netherlands. “A Northwest treasure” – Jim Wilke
David Friesen has recorded over 85 CD’s as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. Born in Tacoma, David now lives in Portland, Oregon where he performs, teaches and records. He regularly tours nationally and internationally, appearing at top jazz venues and festivals. He has performed and/ or recorded with many of the great names and legends of jazz including: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones. “Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen.” – Nat Hentoff