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Mark Clifford

vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist
Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist living in Oakland, CA. A sought after performer and improviser, Mark is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and indie music, and is a part of multiple projects in the Bay Area and around the country.

His performance experience spans worldwide, and he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of wonderful musicians including Tatsuya Nakatani, Jeff Parker, Wu Fei, Moe! Staiano, Ron Miles, So Percussion, Scott Amendola, Aram Shelton, Greg Gizbert, Paul Riola, Danny Meyer, Colin Stranahan, Paul Romaine, and Josh Berman.

Since moving to the Bay Area in 2009, Mark has recieved multiple commissions for new music , including music for the New Keys Ensemble, Samantha Stone's Dance Company, and an original score for the short film Sprinkles.

Mark is currently looking forward to releasing 6 different albums in the coming year with various projects that have been in the works for a long time, and has started work on a full length album with his own project, The Dirty Snacks Ensemble

Mark Graduated with a B.M. in classical percussion performance from the Lamont School of Music, where he studied Percussion under CSO master percussionist John Kinzie, and Jazz theory and composition under pianist Eric Gunnison. Mark has also had the honor of studying percussion and marimba at Japan's Nagoya University with Tomomi Sugo, and has been lucky enough to study vibraphone with two of his greatest heroes, Steve Nelson and Matt Moran.
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 9 2017 8:00 PM
Exploratorium [Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St SF]
Lisa Mezzacappa presents the newest edition of ORGANELLE, a composition for improvisers inspired by scientific processes.
Part 1: Premiere! Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Wayne Grim, electronics and sonification of SF Bay tides data
Part 2: Percussion Quartet of Gino Robair, Kjell Nordeson, Jason Levis, Mark Clifford  More...
Thursday, March 16 2017 8:00 PM
The Night Light [311 Broadway Oakland, CA]
Triple Bill!
EFFT (Sarah Elena Palmer - Noah Phillips)
Two Aerials (Crystal Pascucci - Mark Clifford - Jordan Glenn)
Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR - CD release! (Aaron Bennett - John Finkbeiner - William Winant - Tim Perkis - Jordan Glenn - Lisa Mezzacappa)  More...
Saturday, March 25 2017 8:00 PM
Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio of darkness and mystery by Rent Romus
"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precipice of our destruction!"

featuring film by Michael Mersereau with
Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by
Tom Bickley, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...
Sunday, March 26 2017 8:00 PM
Finnish Kaleva Hall [1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley]
Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio of darkness and mystery by Rent Romus
"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precipice of our destruction!"

featuring film by Michael Mersereau with
Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by
Tom Bickley, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Advance Tickets available at Eventbrite  More...