Mark Tonelli Quartet
Mark Tonelli, guitar
Stephen Anderson, piano
Jason Foureman, bass
Dan Davis, drums
Mark Tonelli is a musician and educator based in Decatur, IL. He is assistant professor of music and coordinator of Guitar Studies in the School of Music at Millikin University, where he teaches applied guitar, guitar ensemble, improvisation, and arranging and is a Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow.
For ten years, Mark was the guitarist for the West Point Band's Jazz Knights, touring and performing in some of the nation's top venues, including Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, Jazz Showcase, Kennedy Center, Jazz Kitchen, Avery Fisher Hall, Count Basie Theatre, The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and The Midwest Clinic. With the Jazz Knights, Mark performed with a who's who of jazz legends including Benny Golson, Billy Cobham, Bobby Watson, Randy Brecker, Steve Turre, Rufus Reid, Bob Mintzer, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Adam Nussbaum, as well as the Boston Pops and the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet.
Mark's music has been featured on National Public Radio's (NPR) All Things Considered. He has been a winner or finalist in the Billboard Magazine World Song Contest, USA Songwriting Competition, and The Great American Song Contest. His large jazz ensemble arrangements are published by UNC Jazz Press and FJH Music, and his music for guitar ensemble is published by Guitar Chamber Press.
Mark's books, Everybody's Jazz Guitar Method, Way To Play: Jazz Guitar Riffs and Chords, and Way To Play: Chord Melody are published by the FJH Music Company. Mark has written for Guitar Player, Downbeat, The Jazz Education Journal, JazzEd, Just Jazz Guitar, and The Instrumentalist, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has made presentations at major music conferences, including the Jazz Education Network , National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the College Music Society national conferences.
Mark holds a doctorate in education from Columbia University, a master of music in jazz studies from the University of North Texas, and a bachelor of music in jazz performance from William Paterson College. He proudly endorses D'Addario Strings and Eastman Guitars.
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