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Recordings as Leader: The Return Of Mark Elf 2014 - Jen Bay Records, Inc. with Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, David Hazeltine & Steve Kroon - #1 Jazz Week Chart for 2 weeks. Liftoff - 2006 Jen Bay Records with Lewis Nash, Peter Washington & David Hazeltine. Glad To Be Back 2004 Jen Bay Records with Lewis Nash, Peter Washington & David Hazeltine - #1 for 3 weeks on Jazz Week National Radio Chart. Dream Steppin' - 2002 Jen Bay Records featuring Neal Miner and Lewis Nash Swingin' - 2001 Jen Bay Records featuring Robert Hurst, Winard Harper & Aaron Goldberg #1 for two weeks and his 6th Consecutive #1 recording on USA Jazz Rado. Live At Smalls-2000-Jen Bay Records-featuring Neal Miner & Joe Strausser. Over The Airwaves-2000-Jen Bay Records-#1 Gavin Jazz Chart 2 weeks featuring Jay Leonhart & Ralph Peterson. New York Cats-1999-Jen Bay Records #1 Gavin Jazz Chart 2 weeks featuring Jay Leonhart & Dennis Mackrel. Trickynometry-1998-Jen Bay Records #1 Gavin Jazz 4 weeks featuring Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Yoron Israel, Grady Tate, Miles Griffith, Bobby LaVell & Neal Miner. A Minor Scramble-1997-Jen Bay Records #1 Gavin Jazz Chart -Featuring Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Nicholas Payton and Benny Green. The Mark Elf Trio -Alerce-1993- South American Debut Album- #7 Gavin Jazz Chart. The Eternal Triangle 1988-Jen Bay Records- #4 Gavin Jazz Chart - Featuring Hank Jones, Jimmy Heath, Ray Drummond and Ben Riley. The Mark Elf Trio,Vol. I-Half Note Records 1986 Featuring Leroy Williams, Al Harewood-Drums & Paul Brown-Bass

Recordings as Sideman: Jimmy Heath, Lou Donaldson, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Jimmy McGriff, Groove Holmes, Junior Cook, Bill Hardman, Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks, Al Grey, Dakota Staton, Lonnie Smith and Charles Earland.

Festivals & Concerts: September 2013 Mark Elf Trio "Live Now" Concert for Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS 6/2000 & 6/98 The Elkhart Jazz Festival-The Mark Elf Trio.7/98 Sarasota Jazz Club-Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall-The Mark Elf Trio + Bobby LaVell. 9/97 Roger Williams Park Jazz Festival,Providence RI.-The Mark Elf Trio 7/97 Bushnell Park-Mark Elf & Guitars Inc..4/96 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with The Heath Brothers-Percy, Tootie and Jimmy Heath. 6/95 We Love Jazz Cruise with Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen and Curtis Fuller. 5/88 European tour with The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars featuring Kenny Barron, Ben Riley and Larry Ridley. 5/87 Lugano Jazz Festival with The Billy Mitchel All Stars.

In Performance with Jazz Luminaries: Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillispie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, Louis Hayes, Walter Bishop Jr., Kenny Barron, Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Curtis Fuller, Joe Newman, Al Grey, Barry Harris, Lonny Smith, Lou Donaldson, Branford Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Cobb, Donald Byrd, Al Foster.

Educational Presentations, Concerts & Private Instruction: 2008 - ,1997-Aaron Copeland School of Music, Queens College, NY. 1995/96-C.W. Post L.I.U. Green vale, NY. 1995 /94-Clark Terry Jazz Camp, Teykio International U. LeMars, Iowa 1995-Genoa, Italy Summer Jazz Camp with Clark Terry & Ray Brown. 1990/94-Nassau Boces Cultural Arts Center 1990/94-Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY. 1996-89 New School NYC. 1978/88- International Art of Jazz S.U.N.Y., Stonybrook, NY. 1974/75-I.A.J. Concert Series Nassau County Schools, NY.

Headline Singers: Cab Calloway, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks Etta Jones, Ruth Brown, Liza Minelli.

Personal Education: 1969-1971 Berklee College of Music, Private Studies with Barry Gailbraith and Chuck Wayne.

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Last Updated December 2014