Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

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:

Saturday, April 4 2020 4:00 PM
Online [Facebook Live]
Emerging from catastrophe for some indoor fireworks, a host of Bay Area-based experimentalists and creative musicians join for a mini-online festival, streamed from the safe and cozy environs of their own homes. (Streams on Facebook live unless otherwise noted.)

-All times PST-
4pm Marshall Trammell
4:30pm Voicehandler (Danishta Rivero/Jacob Felix Heule)
5pm Joel Nelson
5:30pm animals & giraffes (Phillip Greenlief/Claudia La Rocco)
6pm Scott Amendola
6:30pm Bob Woods-LaDue
7pm Grex (Karl Evangelista/Rei Scampavia, STREAM HERE)*
7:30pm Inner Movements (Crystal Pascucci/Mark Clifford)

*Proceeds to Safety Net Fund

This event is FREE. In lieu of cover, please consider a purchase/donation to the artists in question and/or one of the following institutions:

Safety Net Fund
New Music Solidarity Fund
Uptown Nightclub Gofundme
Make-Out Room Gofundme  More...
Thursday, April 23 2020 8:00 PM
Mitchell Park Community Center [3700 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Lisa Mezzacappa 6/ Wayne Horvitz Sara Schoenbeck duo  More...
CDs on which Mark Clifford appears:
Jordan Glenn BEAK
Artist: Jordan Glenn
Title: BEAK
Label: Geomancy Records
Label page on this site: Geomancy Records
Geomancy Records