Mark Whitfield

"I have always been a fan and I have several cases from the early 90's. They have lasted this long, now that's an endorsement!"

"Now, more than 3 years later, they all look exactly the same, not a scratch, tear, broken zipper or strap!! I'm in Europe now and basically touring until January 2nd. I will send updated photos when I get home but please tell he world that I wouldn't trust my guitars, which I love and treasure, in any other case!!! "  -Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield's career as a jazz guitarist has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with many legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Jimmy Smith, Carmen McCrae, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Jack McDuff, Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Bradford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson.

Along the way, the New York Times dubbed Whitfield "The Best Young Guitarist in the Business" and in September of 1990 Warner Bros. released his solo debut, "The Marksman". The success of this release has led to a recording career that has produced 14 solo projects to date and a myriad of collaborative efforts with some of the most important artists in recent years; Sting, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall, Lauryn Hill, Sy Smith, and Chris Botti.

In September of 2005, Mark Whitfield accepted the invitation to join the faculty at his alma mater, teaming up with Joe Lovano, Ralph Peterson, Danilo Perez, and Terry Lynn Carrington as "Artists in Residence" at the Berklee College of Music.

Website: http://www.markwhitfield.com

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